Author: An Ursuline Sister

Emily: A YSU Student and Volunteer Reflects

Recently I was given the opportunity to spend some time with Sister Mary O’Leary. I was told before our time together that she is one of the sweetest people around.   After introducing myself, her eagerness for a visit confirmed her infectious personality. We went for a walk around the Motherhouse until we settled in […]

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We Remember Sister Betty Schuster

The following reflection was written by Sister Mary Alyce Koval, a member of the Leadership Team   “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” [Hebrews 11:1]   Sister Betty Schuster’s journey began on Long Island, New York. Throughout her life, she walked with God. She taught physical education classes […]

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My Joyful Life As A Catholic Nun

Sheila Triplet, Sister Betty Schuster, Sister Mary Alyce Koval

By Sister Mary Alyce Koval [far right in photo] I never really thought about being a nun until I was in high school. I started to develop relationships with some of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown who were teachers. Eventually I thought, “This is a fun group of women to be a part of!”   […]

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Becoming a Nun: Best Path for You?

Best path?

You don’t have to choose religious life to become deeply spiritual, loving human beings.   But becoming a nun  could be you best path toward living a deeply spiritual life,  so I encourage you  to consider it. There is something to be said about the disciplines and expectations of religious life. Nuns/Sisters usually have a […]

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