If you’ve ever attended Catholic school in the Mahoning Valley, there’s a good chance you’ve been taught by an Ursuline Sister of Youngstown.
Sister Marlene LoGrasso taught or served as principal for 30 years in the Diocese of Youngstown schools. From St. Nicholas in Struthers to Our lady of Lourdes, East Palestine, Holy Family in Poland, Sts. Peter & Paul, Sacred Heart (Now St. Angela Merici), and finally Ursuline High School, all of Youngstown.
After receiving a master’s degree in pastoral studies, she went to St. Hilary Parish in Fairlawn, where she served in various ministries for 21 years.
Now she’s starting a new and re-energizing phase of ministry at the Ursuline Motherhouse.
In her own words…..
If you’re considering a religious vocation or you just want to find out about it, Sister Marlene advises praying and reading Scripture. “Each one of us is a Gospel story and we have good news because God has been with us, calling us by name,” she says. “As it says in Psalm 139, ‘I knew you before you were born.’”