Once a month, for as many months as we need, we are pleased to bring you a new feature of this site, an introduction to the religious communities that serve this Archdiocese so well. Each month we will have a guest post from one of the vocation coordinators of these orders. Today is the introduction to this project brought to us by Sr. Carolyn Brink, RSM.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is blessed with many religious communities who serve in a large variety of ministries. Vocation Ministers from several of these communities gather regularly to promote vocations to priesthood and religious life. The group is composed of representatives from the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg, Sisters of Divine Providence, Glenmary Home Missioners, Little Sisters of the Poor, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Sisters of the Precious Blood, Sisters of St. Francis of Oldenburg.
We need each of you who reads this to join us in this ministry of building a culture of vocations. We invite you:
To Pray often for vocations to the church in single life, marriage, priesthood, religious life: sisters and brothers.
To Evangelize by talking about how God has been part of your life and by inviting one of us to speak at your parish school or religious education classes.
To Experience what our life is like by visiting a local convent, monastery or seminary, or by visiting our web sites: www.stwalburg.org  – www.cdpkentucky.org – www.glenmary.org  –www.littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org – www.sistersofmercy.org  – www.sndky.org  – www.sndohio.org  – www.preciousbloodsistersdayton.org  – www.oldenburgfranciscans.org .
To Mentor by talking with young people about the qualities necessary for each vocational call: single life, marriage, priesthood, religious life: sisters and brothers.
To Invite young people to consider a vocation to religious life or priesthood.
We are planning a way to help you to know us better so that we can work together in this ministry. Starting in February one of the communities in our group will post a blog on this page to introduce you to their way of life. We are looking forward to working together to encourage vocations.
If you would like one of us to come to make a presentation, please contact Sister Carolyn 513-658-1142 or firstname.lastname@example.org .