Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

A Visit

In the United States, professional football games become the weekend liturgies for many folks. Near the end of each half, the referees blow their whistles and take a time-out warning each team that there are only two minutes left before the end of the half. Two minutes of playing time can actually take up to […]

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Come Christmas

Come Christmas!   No one is ever really ready for Christmas.   If we were really all prepared: If every gift we had contemplated had been obtained; If every present was beautifully beribboned; If all the goodies our friends deserve were baked and cooled, and stored just so;   If each and every person we […]

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What Should We Do?

The Church’s Advent prayer pauses on this mid-season Sunday to rejoice: to anticipate the joy of Christmas and, as St. Paul reminds, to “rejoice always” and to “give thanks to God in all circumstances.” That’s scriptural language for having an “attitude of gratitude.” It’s important for us, especially in our troubles, to remember the good […]

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A Voice Cries Out

Christmas is a time for cluttering. For most of us, our calendars are already filled, and yet we find more things pushing themselves upon us. Be honest, most us know that our lives, our homes, our schedules, our world is already over stuffed and here we bring out more stuff. When we begin to decorate, […]

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Christmas Thank You

Many, Many Thanks!   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, […]

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