Sister Marlene [left] with Associates Sean, Jackie and MichelleOur group of  Sisters, Associates, Companions, co-workers and friends attending the North American Ursuline Convocation are sharing in a great experience.

 

The convocation – being held in Cincinnati – has brought together about 200 people to explore the influence of our foundress, St. Angela Merici, and how we can both celebrate and continue her charism in our everyday lives.

 

Today began with Mass celebrated by Fr. Richard Murphy of our own Ursuline High School in Youngstown. Throughout the day the group has enjoyed prayer, reflection, sharing and socializing, as well as listening to the ideas and insights of some amazing speakers – such as Sister Sue Sharfenberger of the Louisville, Ky., Ursulines, who really set our group thinking about “Angela’s Radical Gospel Vision.”

 

We’ve gotten to meet and hear about the ministries of Ursuline Sisters from Canada, Mexico and cities across the United States.

 

Sandy, Ursuline Associate, ponders the Ursulines world-wide“It’s been a real blessing meeting everyone and hearing their stories. It’s strengthened my faith,” comments Sandy Vidis, an Associate and co-worker from our community.

 

Along with the sharing and study is a chance for some fun at the baseball field tonight. Many in our group are touring the city then cheering on the Cincinnati Reds as they take on they take on the Seattle Mariners.

 

Check back tomorrow and in the days ahead to see and hear more from the convocation! Check our Facebook page for more photos.

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