The Better Part

My sister always sits sideways in her chair during meals. Whether the table is surrounded by family members or invited guests, she is poised for action. She jumps up if she’s forgotten something in the kitchen, if someone wants steak sauce rather than the ketchup that is on the table, or if it is time […]

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Retreat – Contemplation and Action

Each year the Ursulines make a retreat.  Many sisters make retreat at the Motherhouse while others take the opportunity to experience retreat at another venue. This year, all the Ursulines of Youngstown joined together the week of June 21 for a communal retreat.  Father Michael Woost, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at St. Mary […]

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Celebrating with Friends

You’ve heard it said that some people will find any excuse for a party.  Count us as part of that group.  On Wednesday June 16, the Ursulines hosted a party. We were celebrating the 475th Anniversary of the founding of the Ursuline Sisters by St. Angela Merici in Brescia.  We also celebrated with our brother […]

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Who Is My Neighbor?

There is an isolated spot on a dangerous road in the Middle East known as “The Bloody Pass.” The road, at the time of this event, was more of a narrow path — a twisting, turning path with cliffs and caves on either side — lots of places for thugs to hide. This particular place, […]

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