Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

The Kingdom of Heaven

My father would tell us that we could discover a person’s true values by observing what was around the house. If every corner were filled with things, the person valued inanimate objects. If the walls shined with pictures of family and friends, the person valued relationships. If there were green plants around, the person valued […]

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God’s Amazing Patience

Patience is a virtue. I admire parents who seemingly have endless patience with their two year old’s constant “No!” Or teachers who patiently coax their students to stretch their learning and strive to achieve all their talent allows. Patience is that virtue which enables us to wait for the maturing of persons, abilities and ideas. […]

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The Goodness of God

The parable of the sower and the seed stood as a favorite parable in the early church. The contemporaries of Jesus gathered around him to learn about the Kingdom. In this gospel passage, the crowd was so great, Jesus had to sit in a boat off shore to teach. But Jesus taught in such a […]

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Motherhouse Renovation Update

Reconfiguration of the nearly 50-year-old Ursuline Motherhouse in Canfield continues on schedule, reports Sister Bridget Nolan, Motherhouse Administrator. “On the first floor they have the inner wall knocked down on one side,” Sister Bridget states. Many of the Sisters’ bedrooms have also been gutted.   The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are reconfiguring the Motherhouse living […]

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