Years of Faith

200 Years

Our Place in
The Story of Faith

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati bicentennial website. As we celebrate 200 years of history and beauty, we invite you to look back on all the moments, locations and, most importantly, the people who have made the archdiocese what it is today.

Two hundred years ago, the newly created Diocese of Cincinnati encompassed Ohio, Michigan and even parts of Wisconsin. Today, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati radiates Christ to almost half a million Catholics living in the 19 counties of Western and Southwestern Ohio. Through its families, parishes, schools, hospitals, social service agencies and other ministries, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati proclaims the goodness, beauty and truth of the Catholic faith. This is the story of the Catholic faith in our archdiocese. Thank you for being a part of it, and thank you for celebrating with us.


The Stories That Shaped Us

Ethnic And Religious Communities

Though Many, We Are One

Bicentennial Marian Pilgrimage

Radiate Christ Through Mary

Join us this summer as we begin our bicentennial celebrations with the longest Marian procession in the United States. Covering more than 300 miles over 33 days, the Marian Pilgrimage will begin in the far northern region of the archdiocese and finish at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains on the 200-year anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Explore the Archdiocese

200 Years of Beauty and History

Experience some of the archdiocese’s most beautiful and interesting locations without even leaving your home. With 360-degree photographic tours, historical guides and riveting highlights of each location, you’ll discover the Catholic Church in Western and Southwestern Ohio like never before.

Celebrate In Style

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