Author: Sister Mary McCormick

Celebrating with Friends

You’ve heard it said that some people will find any excuse for a party.  Count us as part of that group.  On Wednesday June 16, the Ursulines hosted a party. We were celebrating the 475th Anniversary of the founding of the Ursuline Sisters by St. Angela Merici in Brescia.  We also celebrated with our brother […]

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How to Get to Know a Religious Community

Welcome to our “Ask The Nun” series of informal videos. Sister Mary McCormick offers some questions to think about when searching for a Religious Community. Sometimes when people think about becoming a nun they are familiar with one or more religious communities. Other times, people feel called, but don’t even know any nuns. I suggest […]

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Remembering Fr. William Petrunak

His students called him “Truke,” his colleagues at the high schools called him “Trunes,” his family and the people of Holy Trinity called him “Fr. Bill.”   Whatever name, Fr. William Petrunak was beloved. I have been thinking about him a lot since I learned of his death (he died on Saturday Feburary 13, 2010).  He was […]

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Lent

First a story:  Missionaries were traveling in Africa accompanied by natives who acted not only as guides, but also as the ones who carried the luggage, supplies and other materials.  The missionaries were anxious to get to their destination which was only accessible on foot, and proposed an ambitious schedule to which the group kept for three […]

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