Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

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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It’s Not Fair!

The following is a true story. A campus pastor was teaching a college course on the life and teachings of Jesus. As the date for the final exam approached, the class spent several hours reviewing the material. Some students requested extra individualized time with the pastor. Other students met in peer study groups, cramming for […]

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College Students Invited to Volunteer with the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are accepting applications for their Ministry Volunteer Program, geared toward college students 18 years or older with an hour or more a week to spare and a desire to make a difference in our community. Applicants should contact Sister Norma Raupple at 330-792-7636 or theursulines@gmail.com. Sites to volunteer include: Beatitude […]

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A Forgiving Heart

Today’s readings offer an uncomfortable, but clear challenge to us on this anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: the challenge of forgiveness. In today’s Gospel, the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, we hear the story of the master (representing God) who forgives the servant of his debt (the servant represents us). The message […]

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