Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Generation Now – WOW

If you run into any Ursuline High School students today and they’re signing “Blessed Be God”, don’t be surprised. When Sister Nancy Pawlen met with the UHS senior class today and led them in singing that hymn, their “joyful noise” filled the school’s auditorium with happiness.   Sister Nancy spoke to the students – who […]

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Cast Your Net

There was an ad campaign by a major insurance company that says, “Sometimes life comes at you fast.” One of the ads shows a lady, learning that she has won the lottery, running into the back of a truck filled with dirt. Another shows a man who gets in his car to start it, only […]

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Sister Marlene LoGrasso Has A New Ministry

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 […]

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We Have Seen the Lord

I don’t know about you, but I think Thomas gets a bad rap.   We don’t know him as “the Twin” as John describes him. No, for us he is forever, “doubting Thomas.” But think about it: He doesn’t ask for anything more than the other disciples have already received. Sure, it’s easy for them […]

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Habemus Papam: Franciscus

The Catholic community of the Diocese of Youngstown rejoices at the election of Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. Pope Francis has said he will be a bishop of the people, and asked the world to pray for him, while he blesses us.We offer the new Pope our best wishes and promise him […]

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