Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Not Your Typical Nun Story

The story of how Sister Judy Shoff came to be an Ursuline Sister of Youngstown is unique. She was Protestant. She was married with children. But God’s call to Catholicism and Religious life transcended those boundaries.   In her 40s, her family obligations met, Sister Judy answered that call first by volunteering with the Ursuline […]

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Go Into the World

It would have been easy for the disciples to assume that everything was over. The call, the commitment, the commission could have all ended on that fateful Friday, when the one to whom they had committed their lives was murdered. Even in the face of the resurrection, there did not have to be an understanding […]

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Sister Dorothy Kundracik Receives Second Master’s Degree

Sister Dorothy Kundracik has received a master’s degree in Theology for Pastoral Ministry from the Loyola University Extension (LIMEX) program offered through the Diocese of Youngstown at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Canfield.  Her project for the focus course was a Cosmic Walk of the Universe. Sister Dorothy traveled to New Orleans for the graduation ceremony […]

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How Much Do You Love Me?

At first reading, the words of Jesus in this passage from John are not very inspiring. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” It is that little word “if.” From our grandparents down to our grandchildren, we have all lived with or kept company with people who talk as though their love for […]

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