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Sister Kathleen Kelly, 97, died peacefully on November 26 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, Ohio, under the care of hospice. She was born April 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio, July 1943. For 78 years she faithfully served God and His people.

By Mary Knapke The Sisters of the Precious Blood recently honored 15 Sisters who in 2020 and 2021 celebrated milestone anniversaries of entrance into the religious community: 75th Jubilarians, 2021 Sister Ruth Ann Meyer Sister Eva Roehrich Sister Laura Will 60th Jubilarians, 2021 Sister Martha Bertke Sister Jane Francis Hoffman

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 10, 2021 / 20:44 pm Sister Maris Stella once served her country. Now, she’s dedicating her life to serving God. “I served in the Navy and I tasted many of the good things that this world had to offer,” Sister Maris Stella of

This year Sister Laura Will, C.PP.S. celebrates 75 years with the Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton) along with her classmates, Sisters Ruth Ann Meyer and Eva Roehrich, C.PP.S. Together, they mark 225 years of religious life, of which Sister Will says more than 125 years were spent in the

Backs, Sister Barbara Jean, 87, died peacefully Oct. 31 at Hospice of Dayton after a short illness. She was born July 1934 in Celina, Ohio, the 11th of 13 children. In 1951, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio, and faithfully served God and His people for

Sister Rose Margaret, 87, died suddenly Oct 24 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton. Born in 1934 near St. Marys, OH, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH, August 15, 1950. For 71 years, she faithfully served God and His people, and her religious congregation. A Mass of

Sister Adeline Mertz CPPS. 97, died peacefully on October 16 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, OH under the care of hospice. She was born June 1924 in St. Patrick, OH, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, OH August 15, 1944. For 77 years she faithfully served God

HOW IT ALL BEGAN More than two years ago, Sisters Georgia Kitt, SC, and Madonna Ratterman, CPPS, invited representatives of women’s and men’s religious congregations to meet and determine a joint project to celebrate the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s bicentennial. The group quickly agreed on a day of service. THERE FOR

Sister Marie Andary SNDdeN October 31, 1923-September 8, 2021 Marie Gloria Andary was born in a small town along the Ohio River just five miles from Wheeling, West Virginia. Her parents were immigrants from what is now Lebanon and both belonged to the Lebanese Catholic Rite, so the family attended

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Sep 18, 2021 / 16:41 pm Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God and that the racist flaws of American society were a betrayal of its best promises,