April 2020

Monthly e-newsletter giving witness to our Precious Blood Spirituality,
grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values

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Spring break mission experience

Amidst all of the divisive rhetoric about young people and older people not being able to connect, it was a tremendous blessing to watch a group of nine Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) students seek out opportunities to engage with our Sisters while they stayed at Salem Heights, our central house in Dayton, Ohio. Our Sisters were so gracious and hospitable as they shared meals, morning prayer and evening reflection with the students. Read More

Precious Blood brings life to the world

It is a practice in many places around the world to publicly walk the stations of the cross on Good Friday not only to commemorate the sacrifice of our Lord, but to call attention and respond to our modern-day injustices.

The Sisters of the Precious Blood have been involved for many years in Good Friday walks for peace and justice in Dayton and in other places where they minister. Read More

I am soap. I clean. I bubble. I lie in wait in hotel rooms to deliver help to trafficking victims.

That help comes in the form of an 800 hotline number, displayed on a label on the soap wrapper, from the S.O.A.P. organization. It provides an opportunity for women and men to escape sex trafficking. It’s a connection to resource centers and sheriffs’ offices.

Each year, the Sisters of the Precious Blood join organizations in Dayton, Ohio, during the NCAA First Four basketball tournament for a special purpose. Read More

Volunteering – CPPS Style

School bells ringing, reports due, meetings and more meetings, punching time clocks, evaluations, contracts — part of my life for nearly 50 years. These are the years of being an elementary school teacher, then principal, facilities administrator, nurse aide and, finally, chaplain.

Now, happily, I am a volunteer! Following my years of chaplaincy, I volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister on Thursdays at the local hospital. Read More

Homicide vigil prayer service

In March 2006, the Sisters of the Precious Blood reinitiated prayer vigils at the sites of homicides in Dayton, Ohio. As most homicides were occurring in specific neighborhoods, sites were expanded to include Trotwood and nearby Harrison and Jefferson townships. Since 2006, the number of vigils has exceeded 500. Ages of victims range from 2 months to 93 years. While the Sisters continue to coordinate the vigils, prayer leadership is provided by members of churches such as Baptist, Church of the Brethren, Presbyterian and other denominations. Read More

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