The Cincinnati Ursulines, the Brown County Ursulines and the Company of St. Ursula are excited to have the North American Ursuline Convocation return to Cincinnati for the first time in 21 years. – Cincinnati was the site of the very first Convocation in 1992.
Ursuline Sisters, members of the Company, Associates, Companions in ministry, and friends of all sorts are invited to participate in the summer 2013 event, July 4 – 7. The planning committee has been working hard to develop a program that represents and will appeal to all of these populations. Keynote speakers Sue Scharfenberger, OSU, and Catherine Bertrand, SSND, will collaborate to break open the theme, Angela’s Radical Gospel Vision: Expanding the Circles. Breakout sessions led by panelists will highlight such topics as peace, eco-spirituality, human trafficking, new forms of Angela’s vision, “my lived experience of St. Angela”, the call to be prophet and many others. The work of the days will climax with a dreaming process that will challenge us to envision the future for the followers of Angela in all walks of life.
The program will provide many opportunities for sharing and dialogue, for renewing long-time relationships and for beginning new ones. The Friday free-night offers opportunity to take in a baseball game with the champion Cincinnati Reds or to tour the city by air-conditioned coach.
All of this will be wrapped in prayer, beginning with the opening ritual on Thursday evening, continuing with a morning prayer or ritual each day, a Saturday evening celebration of the Sunday liturgy, and ending with the closing ritual on Sunday morning. We look forward to having many Ursulines and friends of Angela Merici gather in Cincinnati for this energizing event! If you haven’t seen the brochure and registration information yet, check for it and for more information on the “Ursuline Convocation 2013” Facebook page or ask a leader or member of one of the Ursuline congregations. See you in Cincinnati!