Each year the Ursulines make a retreat. Many sisters make retreat at the Motherhouse while others take the opportunity to experience retreat at another venue.
This year, all the Ursulines of Youngstown joined together the week of June 21 for a communal retreat. Father Michael Woost,
Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in the Diocese of Cleveland, served as retreat director.
The theme of the retreat was Contemplation and Action. This theme was taken from the spirituality of St. Angela Merici, Founder of the Ursulines in 1535, 475 years ago this year. Fr. Woost developed the theme of Contemplation and Action in light of the mystical journey and in light of the writings of St. Angela.
Each day the sisters gathered for 2 conferences as well as Eucharistic liturgy. Though the house was filled with sisters, there was a peaceful silence. It was a profound experience of listening, prayer, and grace.