Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

The Way of God

Once again, we find the Pharisees plotting to entrap Jesus. The controversy between Jesus ad the religious ;leaders is becoming more obvious and deliberate. With sarcasm, the Pharisees in today’s Gospel attempt to trap Jesus. seeing through their ruse, Jesus turns the tables with the truth. The way of God is not found in opposing […]

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All In

The Gospel brings us another parable.  The parables you find later in Matthew tend to have darker themes and definitely hit the eschatological ideas differently than in earlier parables.  As Jesus gets closer to the cross, he tells stories that challenge us to make decisions and spur us to action.  Following Jesus is not for […]

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Fruit of the Vine

How disappointing it is to work hard at something, only to have it go wrong and have no god outcome happen. Students might spend hours studying for an exam, only to discover the have studied the wrong questions. A worker puts in long overtime hours on a project, only to have the manager scuttle the […]

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To Do God’s Will

I irritate some people because I cannot make up my mind. However, living with people who constantly change their minds drives me batty! Such a simple thing as to what to have for dinner can bring ten things out of the freezer and take a half hour to decide! In this instance changing our mind […]

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Three Part Reconfiguration of the Ursuline Sisters’ Motherhouse

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are beginning a three-part reconfiguration of our nearly 50-year-old Motherhouse in Canfield following Universal Design Principles. Phase 1 will create 24 living spaces with private, handicapped accessible bathrooms equipped for safety, and install 21st century plumbing, electrical, and HVAC components.   Our staff and volunteers are prepping the former living […]

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