Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

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 […]

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Eat the Passover

We are often moved to tears when we see images of a flag-draped coffin bringing home the body of someone who has given his or her life for our country. Such total self-giving can’t help but move us. Today’s feast is an annual reminder of Jesus’ constant gift of his very life, his very Body […]

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Great Group of Young Adults Volunteering

Some have plans to study abroad, or recently returned from such an adventure. Others just graduated high school. Some are in the midst of campus life. Others are already out there working. But all of the young adults participating in the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s 2012 Summer Intern/Volunteer program have one thing in common: they […]

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The Trinity

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday – the first Sunday after Pentecost a time of year that Popes and Bishops, Councils and Synods, have, for years thought it good and wise to remind the millions of seekers – the millions of faithful – for whom they care – that God is a mystery which is best […]

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They Were Filled With the Holy Spirit

“What’s gotten into you?” This question usually stems from unacceptable behavior. But it is an appropriate question for today’s feast. The very people who for days, even weeks, had hidden themselves in fear for their lives, were out and about and acting in astonishing ways. They no longer lived in secret. In fact, they were […]

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