The Franciscan Fathers Arrive

The Franciscan Fathers arrive in Cincinnati to establish a community. Their parish ministry begins with St. John the Baptist Church and St. Francis Seraph, both in Over-the-Rhine. They quickly established a seminary and schools throughout the area. Cincinnati becomes home to the St. John the Baptist Province. Also that same year, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor found St. Mary’s Hospital, the second Catholic hospital in Cincinnati.