In Brief

Precious Blood Sisters have been busy with a variety of recent events. In all that we do, we strive to continue to fulfill our mission to proclaim God’s love by being a life-giving, reconciling presence in our fractured world.

Sept. 5 — Thirty-four Sisters went to a Dayton Dragons baseball game. They enjoyed the atmosphere, the baseball and the food! There were hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, potato salad, cookies and popcorn for everyone. They agreed it was a fun afternoon, even though the Dragons lost!

Sept. 18 — Sister Mary Yarger participated in On Fire NorCal Jam, a kickoff event for youth and young adult ministry in Vallejo, California. The daylong event featured Mass with diocesan bishops, motivational speakers, an evening concert and time to enjoy the rides and attractions at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Sister Mary reported that about 1,000 students attended from the seven dioceses and one archdiocese in Northern California, and that it was a wonderful celebration.

Oct. 16St. Margaret Mary parish in Cincinnati celebrated its 100th anniversary with a reception and luncheon held in Madonna Hall (named for Sister Madonna Ratermann). Sisters Joan DeChristopher, Nancy Kinross, Madonna Ratermann, Dolores Keller, Charlene Heidenreich and Alice Schoettelkotte attended the joyous occasion and also spent time in the parish’s newly created Heritage Room, looking at photo displays, stories and mementos.

Nov. 11Sisters Nancy Kinross and Rosemary Goubeaux represented the Sisters of the Precious Blood at the Trotwood Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at Meadowbrook Golf Club. The Congregation was awarded a certificate of appreciation for its support of Trotwood small businesses, the city of Trotwood, the chamber and many others. The Sisters were also presented with the chamber’s Humanitarian Award. Many attendees also individually shared with Sisters Nancy and Rosemary their appreciation for the Congregation.

Dec. 1Sister Arlene Hirsch was recognized by Brigid’s Path as one of their 2021 honorees. She is a founding board member of the nonprofit organization that cares for drug-exposed newborns and helps to heal families affected by addiction. Sisters Beverly Bodnar, Joan DeChristopher, Mary Garke, Pat Dieringer and Mary Ann Mozser were in attendance to see Sister Arlene receive her award.

Top, Sisters watch the Dayton Dragons baseball game; second, Sister Mary Yarger at the On Fire NorCal Jam event; contributed photos. Third, from left, Sisters Madonna Ratermann, Joan DeChristopher, Nancy Kinross and Alice Schoettelkotte visit the Heritage Room at St. Margaret Mary parish in Cincinnati; Amy Murray Bepler photo. Fourth, Humanitarian award certificate. Bottom, Sister Arlene with Jill Kingston, founder and executive director of Brigid’s Path; contributed photo.

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