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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Meet the Director
Consecrated Women of Renum Christi Maria Reinagel has been appointed Director of the Office for Consecrated Life for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 8.
The Director of the Office for Consecrated Life serves as a liaison between the Archbishop and congregations of religious women and men in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and coordinates the Retirement Fund for Religious appeal. Maria also will network among religious congregations regarding personnel and corporate needs, support collaborative efforts among religious congregations, and provide consultation for individual members of religious organizations and major superiors.
Maria is celebrating her 25th Jubilee this year as a member of the Society of Apostolic Life of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. After 16 years of service in Rhode Island as a college professor for newly consecrated women, she was assigned to join the Cincinnati community in 2015. Having spent the first 8 years of her life in farmlands of upstate New York, she felt at home right away in Ohio. Maria is the sixth of ten children and intermittently thought about a vocation from a young age. As teen she felt moved by Christ’s invitation to “Come and See,” the motto for the vocational discernment program to which she belonged in high school. She did not enter until she was 27 when the call to follow Christ became undeniably clear for her. Maria is eager to serve in this ministry and to get to know the many religious women and men of who have forged the historic fabric of this area through their self-giving service. She says, “I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to work with you, serve you and to invite other young people to ‘Come and See’.”
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the eighth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 214 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.