The Holy Family

One of the great joys of the Christmas season is to behold the utter joy, innocence, beauty that light up the faces of little children. They are filled with wonder, delight, excitement. Year after year they grow into surer expectation about what happens with family and friends during Christmas. They grow into the family holiday […]

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Set Out In Haste

The phrase “gone, but not forgotten” is associated with songs, movies, a TV show episode, a novel, a poem. It is different from another well-known phrase, “out of sight, out of mind.” These sayings address a common enough human experience: absence and presence. When someone is not immediately at hand, do we forget or remember […]

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Thank You!

Throughout the year, family and friends help the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown carry out the mission and ministry of St. Angela Merici. Your volunteerism and monetary donations assist in making a real, positive difference in the lives of thousands who are less fortunate in the Mahoning Valley. For all you do, we say thank you, […]

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What Should We Do?

In terms of our everyday lives, most of us are too over-scheduled even to think about asking a question such as, “What should we do?” We rush from one thing to the next, just barely squeaking by. Choices seem nonexistent. We just want to get through our day being on time for work, getting the […]

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See The Salvation of God

Saved by the bell! The firefighter saved the baby from sure death. The relief pitcher saved the game. We hear the word “save” frequently in our everyday chatter, and know immediately what it means: to be rescued from a bad situation, from danger, from an unwanted outcome. This Sunday’s gospel doesn’t have the word “save,” […]

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