Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

What Are You Really Pursuing?

What brings us to pursue new ways of thinking or new ways of living? Sometimes the catalyst is startling and extraordinary. Mother Teresa changed her religious order and the direction of her ministry when she encountered poor people dying alone on the streets of Calcutta. Usually, though, the catalyst is more subtle and quite ordinary. […]

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Travel Light, Going Two By Two

If we take a short day journey, we don’t need much: a full tank of gas, a destination,money, maybe some snacks and maps. But if we want to take a longer journey,the baggage increases – change of clothes and shoes, toiletries, coats or sweaters and a laptop or tablet for unexpected business. The longer the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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