Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Where Does A Prophet Have Honor?

It’s no doubt that one of the biggest fears of adolescents is rejection. Their need to be accepted drives the clothes they wear, the music they hear, the food they eat and the preposterous number of text messages they send every day. While most adults have learned that we must become our own person, we […]

Read More →

To Touch and Be Touched

Some things defy rational thought. The composers of the lectionary taking a scalpel to Mark 5:22-43 is one of those things. In a probable attempt to keep the Gospel lesson short, the story of the healing of the hemorrhaging woman is excised from the context of the story of Jairus’ daughter, which bookends it. These […]

Read More →

Motherhouse Reconfiguration Project Update

Sister Nancy Dawson, General Superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, and Sister Mary McCormick, who is on our Leadership Team, recently were interviewed on the program Senior Focus, produced by Armstrong and anchored by Bill Adams. The Sisters talked about our Motherhouse Reconfiguration Project. Our thanks to Armstrong for inviting us on their show […]

Read More →

Unexpected Wonders

Complex medical and ethical issues surround both the beginning and end of life. Science can prolong or shorten life. But for all our advancements we still cannot create life. That is a gift of God. Every birth is a miracle. For parents who have long awaited their firstborn, birth is an even more special miracle. […]

Read More →

This Is How It Is

As a child, I listened to the news each night, not really understanding what I heard. However, one phrase repeated each night: “And that’s the way it is.” The familiar voice of Walter Cronkite, his factual details and his faithful coverage all helped us to believe ‘And that’s the way it is.” It was his […]

Read More →