Beatitude House, a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, is honoring one of our sisters who’s ministered there many years. In fact, that’s what led her to become a nun!
Sister Betty Schuster came to Beatitude House from New York shortly after the ministry began more than 20 years ago. Then she was just Betty. As a former health and physical education teacher, she became the first Child Advocate and put her knowledge and experience to work in creating the comprehensive Child Advocacy Program still used today.
Along the way, Sister Betty realized she was called to be a nun, and became an Ursuline Sister of Youngstown. Although ovarian cancer has prevented her from working in full-time ministry since January, her spirit continues to brighten the lives of children involved with Beatitude House.
That’s why the ministry has created the Sister Betty Schuster Outstanding Youth Award. It will be given each year to a child from Beatitude House that has demonstrated significant growth through leadership, achievements, or personal success.
Here is Sister Betty’s Vocation Story!