Sister Victoria Pascarella

October 29, 2010 My Dear Sisters, “Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song! Death and sorrow earth’s dark story, to the former days belong. All around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall cease. In God’s likeness people waking, know the everlasting peace.” Hymn to Joy Somewhere in […]

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Be Merciful for I am a Sinner

In the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the gypsy woman Esmeralda walks into the Notre Dame cathedral and listens to the prayers of the rich people walking by. They pray for wealth, fame, and fortune. She, in turn, sings a song called “God Bless the Outcasts,” in which she says, “I ask for […]

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21 October – Feast of St Ursula

October 21 is the Feast of St. Ursula. It is a day celebrated by Ursulines throughout the world. Who is Ursula? Where did she come from? Why are we Ursulines? Why do we celebrate Ursula’s Feastday? St Ursula was the daughter of a 4th Century Christian King in Britain. She was a beautiful, intelligent, outgoing […]

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The Persistant Widow

How often my nephew badgered his parents when he saw a toy advertised on TV! By his persistence, I suspect he hoped to change his parents’ minds about what was good for him. The same is often true about our prayer. We pray to change God’s will, that is, we pray for what we think […]

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