Cincinnati.com reports that the St. Clare Convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor is transforming a barn on their grounds into a wellness center for the neighborhood . When completed, the barn, which is undergoing a $1.5 million renovation, will serve as a sort of community center for the neighborhood, offering classes and programs geared toward building community and providing personal and spiritual growth. Many of these will be targeted to young adults. Classes, which will be rolled out over time, will include topics related to health, wellness, spirituality and ecology, including nutrition, budgeting, yoga, smoking cessation, recycling, organic gardening and other topics.
Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk is to bless the barn at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.