Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

You Are the Body of Christ

Change is very difficult for most of us. even small interruptions in our daily routines can throw us off track!  Sometimes the change affects everything about our daily living. The sisters living at our motherhouse know this to be true as they begin to reposition their living space, many are moving to temporary bedrooms throughout […]

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The Uniqueness of The Ursulines

Italy in the 16th century offered women little chance to achieve any leadership or authority in their lives, nor could they live their spirituality in the world. Then a woman who signified the changing tide, Angela Merici, came along and opened new doors to the women of her time. That was the message delivered by […]

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God Is One. Yet God Is Three.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday – the first Sunday after Pentecost  a time of year that Popes and Bishops, Councils and Synods, have, for years  thought it good and wise to remind the millions of seekers – the millions of faithful – for whom they care – that God is a mystery which is best […]

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Receive the Holy Spirit

Some of us can remember a time when locking doors was simply not something people did. neighborhoods were communities that looked out for each other. Strangers coming into the midst were noted. But beyond this there was a trust and companionship that marked the atmosphere and locking doors seemed unnecessary. Today our neighborhoods tend to […]

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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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