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Sister M. Grace Frances Strauber, (nee: Lenore Volle) 94, quietly passed into the heart of God on Friday, May 13, 2022. She was the only child of the late Jerome and Grace Martin Strauber, born and raised in New York. Despite being an only child, Lenore had the pleasure of …

Sister Colleen, a native of Rochester, NY, entered the Sisters of Mercy in 2013, and she made her temporary profession in 2017. She first came to know the Sisters of Mercy while attending Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in Rochester, from which she graduated in 2007. She …

Delhi Township, Ohio – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Annie Klapheke professed perpetual vows during a Mass on Saturday, May 7, 2022 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse (Delhi Township). Due to the current precautions, only Sisters and invited guests were present with …

by CNA Staff Nice, France, Apr 25, 2022 / 04:10 am A 72-year-old religious sister has been praised for her “extraordinary courage” after she sought to disarm a man stabbing a priest at a Catholic church in Nice, southeastern France. Sister Marie-Claude reportedly intervened after a 31-year-old man entered the …

A Dayton native who served as a music instructor for nearly 50 years is celebrating a significant anniversary of religious life this year. Sister Marie Julie Fecher is celebrating 80 years as an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph (Maple Mount, Ky.). She is the daughter of the late Constantine …

Vanderburg, Sr. Mary Lawrence (nee: Dorothy Louise) passed quietly into the heart of God on Monday, March 28, 2022 at the age of 96. Dorothy was born on September 25, 1925 to the late Joseph and Mary Ruth Vanderburg in Columbus, Ohio. She was the sixth of eight children, six …

Raley, Sister Nancy, 82, died suddenly March 20 at MVH. She was born January 1940 in Canton, Ohio, the oldest of 4 children. In 1959, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, and faithfully served God, His people and the Congregation for 63 years. Sister gifted her …

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN—Sister Helen Diane McGuirt, formerly known as Sister Ina Marie, died on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 82 years of age and in the 64th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Helen Diane was born …

Cincinnati – Doeker, Sister Mary. Mary Doeker died peacefully at Mt. Notre Dame Health Center on March 5, 2022, at age 93. Beloved member of the Ursulines of Brown County for 76 years. Sister Mary was preceded in death by her parents Angela Mongan Doeker and Eugene Doeker, her sisters …

Sister Theresa Rizzo, CPPS, 85, died peacefully on March 7 at Maria Joseph Center in Dayton. She was born February 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, in 1959. For 63 years she faithfully served God, His people and the Congregation. A Mass …