For the fourth year in a row, the Sisters of the Precious Blood have collaborated with other religious communities and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to create a full-color poster featuring men and women in formation for consecrated life.
The 2017-18 poster features photos of 60 men and women representing about 25 religious communities. Each person is either from a parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or is in the archdiocese for formation or work here. Also included is each person’s name, religious community, stage in formation and home parish or diocese.
“With not as many consecrated women and men in our schools, I believe this poster is an effective way to let parishioners and our young people in our colleges, universities and high schools know that young women and men are entering communities of consecrated life today,” said Sister Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN, director of the archdiocese Office of Consecrated Life.
The poster was first produced in 2014 and at that time featured 13 men and women from eight religious communities. Each of the posters produced since then has been designed by the Precious Blood Sisters’ communications office, using photos and information provided by the religious communities. The poster is being distributed to every parish in the archdiocese, university campus ministry programs, Catholic high schools and the major superior of each community represented on the poster. It is also on display in archdiocesan offices.
The production of the poster is a result of collaboration between the Sisters of the Precious Blood, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Consecrated Life and Office of Vocations, and the major superiors who made a monetary contribution to help cover production costs.
– Story by Mary Knapke