Religious Vocations

Diocese of Cleveland

Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

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Foundation – The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity were founded in Italy in 1762 by  Mother Maria Teresa Cucchiari. The Trinitarian Sisters came to Bristol, Pennsylvania in 1920 and were invited to come to Cleveland in 1927.  We are a branch of the Trinitarian religious family founded by St. John de Matha in 1198.  Trinitarian sisters, priests, and brothers have served in the United States for hundreds of years.

Foundress – Mother Teresa Cucchiari is known as a missionary and a visionary of her time.  Mother Teresa Cucchiari was instrumental in obtaining permission for a women’s religious order to go out to serve the people of God.  She and her companions courageously traveled the dangerous journey to reach the most remote and poorest area of Italy to teach and attend to the needs of uneducated children and their families.  This was almost unheard of at that time in Europe.

Charism – Our charism is based upon the pillars given to us by our foundress.  They are to give glory to the Trinity, redeem captives, educate the poor and marginalized, adore the Eucharist and devotion to the Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy.

Motto – Glory to the Trinity

Ministries – We live out our charism by professing the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and by following the example of our foundress.  In the Diocese of Cleveland, we teach in schools in the inner city.   We catechize people of all ages in the schools as well as at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine by providing various prayer days, novenas, sacramental programs and provide a haven of prayer at the Shrine.  We also bring the Eucharist to the elderly and infirmed.  In order to accomplish our ministries we attend daily Mass, adore the Holy Eucharist, pray the Divine Office and adore the Holy Trinity with prayers particular to our Order.

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