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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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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