Men and Women Currently in Religious Formation

Sr. Emma Bachman-Johnson
Sr. Emma Bachman-Johnson
Sr. Emma Bachman-Johnson joined the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia in Nashville, Tennessee during the summer of 2016.
801 Dominican Dr.
Nashville, TN 37228
Sr. Mary Catherine, OP
Sr. Mary Catherine, OP(Sadora Bloom - Feast Day: April 29)
Sr. Mary Catherine, after completing one year of postulancy and 2 years of novitiate, made her first profession on October 5, 2013. She promised obedience for 3 years into the hands of Sr Michelle, their prioress.

Saint Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington Hampshire, SO41 8NH, England

Patrick Cordero
Patrick Cordero
Patrick is studying at Borromeo Seminary in Ohio, sponsored by the Capuchin Franciscans.
Borromeo Seminary
28700 Euclid Ave.
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Judy Donohue
Judy Donohue
Judy Donohue was a chaplain for many years at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY, where she became involved with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. She entered the order in 2014.
Main Avenue, Nazareth, KY 40048
Sr. Mary Faustina
Sr. Mary Faustina(Katie Byrd - Celebrates feast day: October 5th)
Sister Mary Faustina Byrd received her habit in July of 2011 and is completing her years of novitiate before making her first vows with the Servant Sisters of the Eternal Word.
Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, 3721 Belmont Rd., Birmingham, AL 35210
Br. Kevin Gore, LC
Br. Kevin Gore, LC
Br. Kevin is currently studying with the Legionaries in Rome and is originally from Lexington, KY.
Via Gentile 7, 28024 , Gozzano Italy
Sr. Echo Perry
Sr. Echo Perry
Sister Echo Perry was welcomed into the Congregation of Divine Providence as a novice on August 23, 2013.
Sisters of Divine Providence, Melbourne, KY 41059
Carlo Shivel
Carlo Shivel
Carlo Shivel attended Morehead State University prior to joining the Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor) in Cincinnati in 2014.
Franciscan Friars, 1615 Vine St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart
Josh entered the Augustinian Order (“Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel”) in Chicago, IL in 2016. He is currently in his pre-novitiate year, after which he may advance to 1-2 years of a novitiate. Josh was an active parishioner of Christ the King Cathedral prior to entering the order.
5401 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60615
Sr. Marie Therese
Sr. Marie Therese(Theresa Zink - Celebrates feast day: October 1st)
Sr. Marie Therese made her first profession in 2009 with the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, and will make her final vows in 2017 (approximately). When asked why she became a sister, she responded with beautiful simplicity: “because only Jesus can fulfill my desires for love and happiness.”
Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, 3721 Belmont Rd., Birmingham, AL 35210
Sr. Elizabeth Ann Wagers
Sr. Elizabeth Ann WagersSr. Elizabeth Ann Wagers
Sr. Elise Wagers recently took the habit with Visitation Sisters of Philadelphia. ”
Visitation Sisters, 5820 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1210

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