Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

“I’ll Have Some of That”

My mother is ninety three and her mind has receded into the murkiness of dementia. There are days when she does not know us, cannot dress herself nor carry on a conversation. Yet, when we open up a box of her favorite chocolate candy, she opens her hand, palm up and says, “I’ll have some.” […]

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Kudos Sister Dorothy!

Sister Dorothy Kundracik recently received a master’s degree in Theology of the Universe from the Loyola University Extension (LIMEX) program offered through the Diocese of Youngstown at the Ursuline Motherhouse.The degree examines the story of creation – not just from the perspective of humankind, but of God’s hand in designing the entire universe.   “It […]

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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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