Congregation of The Precious Blood & Sisters of The Precious Blood

Led by Father Francis Brunner, fourteen priests and brothers from the Congregation of the Precious Blood arrive in Cincinnati. Shortly after their arrival, Bishop Purcell sends them north to Maria Stein, Ohio. A group of women religious from the Sisters of the Precious Blood soon follow. The congregation grew and has been a mainstay in Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby counties, serving the parishes and schools.