Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Thank You!

Throughout the year, family and friends help the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown carry out the mission and ministry of St. Angela Merici. Your volunteerism and monetary donations assist in making a real, positive difference in the lives of thousands who are less fortunate in the Mahoning Valley. For all you do, we say thank you, […]

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What Should We Do?

In terms of our everyday lives, most of us are too over-scheduled even to think about asking a question such as, “What should we do?” We rush from one thing to the next, just barely squeaking by. Choices seem nonexistent. We just want to get through our day being on time for work, getting the […]

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See The Salvation of God

Saved by the bell! The firefighter saved the baby from sure death. The relief pitcher saved the game. We hear the word “save” frequently in our everyday chatter, and know immediately what it means: to be rescued from a bad situation, from danger, from an unwanted outcome. This Sunday’s gospel doesn’t have the word “save,” […]

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Be Vigilant

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody! Perhaps you think I am getting confused. This is not January 1 nor is it the lunar new year or the beginning of the Muslim year. Yet it is the beginning of a new year, the beginning of another Church year.   Last week we celebrated the Feast of Christ […]

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The Empty Chair

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, Thanksgiving and “the holidays” can be a particularly difficult time. Anticipation of these special days begins early and so I’m posting this prayer today… A Prayer at an Empty Chair This Thanksgiving, Lord, there’ll be an empty chair at our table, an ache in our hearts […]

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