Community of the Transfiguration (CT)

Introduction to the community

The Community of the Transfiguration, founded in 1898 by Eva Lee Matthews, is a Religious community of women dedicated to the mystery of the Transfiguration. Our life is one of prayer and service, reflecting the spirit of Mary and Martha, shown forth in spiritual, educational and social ministries. The Mother House of the community is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where our ministries include a retreat and spirituality center, a school, and a recreation center.

The Sisters live their life under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The motto of the community is Benignitas, Simplicitas and Hilaritas – Kindness, Simplicity and Joy.

Contact details

513 771 5291

Address of main house:
495 Albion Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246, USA

Addresses of other houses:

Transfiguration Spirituality Center, 469 Albion Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246, USA

Bethany School, 555 Albion Avenue, Glendale, Ohio 45246, USA

Sisters of the Transfiguration, 4527 Harris Road, Butler, Ohio 44822, USA

St Monica’s Recreation Center, 10022 Chester Road, Lincoln Heights, Ohio 45215, USA

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Most Revd Michael B. Curry


Mrs Harlan Cleveland, Mother Eva Mary CT: The story of a foundation, Morehouse, Milwaukee, WI, 1929.

Sibyl Harton, Windfall of Light: a study of the Vocation of Mother Eva Mary CT,
Roessler, Cincinnati, OH, 1968.

Sister Monica Mary Heyes, Women of Devotion, Orange Frazer Press, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

Associates and Oblates