Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

In the Beginning Was the Word

At Christmas we turn our attention to an only Son and a young life.  Our gospel today brings us up a bit short! For John, “in the beginning” is not measured in human terms; it is a much longer term, back to creation, before time. There the Word already had divine life and was already […]

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A Christmas Prayer

Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of […]

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A Divine Dwelling

Jesus’ birth is foretold in this gospel where Gabriel comes to Mary and announces that within her she has the king that Israel has long awaited. To have found favor with God surprises Mary, a woman with none of the qualities valued in her society. She was female, young, poor, and didn’t even have a […]

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Merry and Bright at Mill Creek Park

Visit the Davis Center in Mill Creek Park between now and Dec. 31, Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm to see a Christmas tree decorated by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. The park invites area nonprofits to decorate the trees each year. You’ll find many of our ministries on the tree, see some beautiful ornaments […]

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