C.PP.S. News 2012

Namesake award recognizes Sister Kathleen Kelly
Sister Kathleen Kelly was puzzled when she was encouraged to attend the Tender Mercies annual meeting last October – and she was shocked when she was given the first Sister Kathleen Kelly Award at the meeting.

Congratulations to the 2012 jubilarians

Sister publishes new book on Precious Blood Spirituality
Precious Blood Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, a veteran author who has written extensively on liturgy, recently published a book on Sisters of the Precious Blood spirituality.

Annual sale raises funds for missions
Sisters of the Precious Blood were among the dozens of vendors at the annual Fair Trade sale Nov. 30 at Bergamo Center in Dayton, one of the largest Catholic fair trade sales in the United States.

Mother Teresa School families help brighten holiday in Appalachia
Families in Elkhorn City, Ky., will have a brighter Christmas thanks to families from an elementary school more than 260 miles away.

‘Stepping up the Call’ educated, enlghtened
More than a dozen people attended the annual ‘Stepping up the Call’ pilgrimage at St. Charles Center Nov. 17 to test their knowledge and learn more about vocations in the Catholic Church.

Nuns on the bus roll through Dayton
The Nuns on the Bus Ohio tour stopped at the University of Dayton Oct. 11 and the Sisters were greeted by more than 100 cheering spectators who shouted in support of their message of care for the poor, social justice, a fair national budget and protection of the environment.

Sister Benita Volk wins poetry contest, gets book published
Precious Blood Sister Benita Volk, who freely admits that she loves words and has been writing poetry for years, won first place in the 2012 Chapbook Contest sponsored by the Columbine Poets of Colorado. The contest is a statewide competition and winners were announced earlier this year.

Farewell to Father Bill
Sisters of the Precious Blood on June 5 hosted a liturgy and farewell dinner for Father Bill O’Donnell former pastor at Precious Blood Parish in Trotwood and a close friend of the Sisters. He was recently appointed pastor at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Chicago.

Precious Blood Sisters award grants to social service agencies, schools and programs
The Sisters of the Precious Blood awarded $489,948 in grants to 51 social service agencies, schools and social programs from the congregation’s Maria Anna Brunner Grant Fund. The grants will support projects in 2012 and 2013.

PBLC Leadership Teams Meet
The PBLC members and their leadership teams came together April 12-14 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein.

Opportunity to Show Support for Sisters
For nearly 170 years, the Sisters of the Precious Blood have been in the United States serving God and the church, ministering and being Christ to others.

Brunner Literacy Center celebrates first G.E.D. graduate
Joseph Thomas, an April G.E.D. recipient, is the first client of the Brunner Literacy Center to achieve this status.

Mercy students travel to Guatemala
Eleven students who were enrolled in the InterdisciplinaryStudies (IDS) Course “Mission, Healthcare Ministry, and Enculturation” traveled to Antigua, Guatemala.

Oregon Sisters celebrate 125th anniversary
Precious Blood Sisters celebrate with their “cousins.”

Sister Mary Wendeln participated in the SOAWatch
Sister Mary vists the United States/Mexican border.

Sister Karen Elliott shares her experiences in India
Sister Karen Elliott traveled to India to teach the contents of her book, Women in Ministry and the Writings of Paul.

Brunner Literacy Center – Precious Blood Parish Bulletin article
An update on the one-year anniversary.

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