The Good Shepherd

One problem with the many references to sheep in the Bible is that so few of us have any real contact with these animals. The metaphor is simply lost on us. What does it mean to be compared to sheep? The little we’ve heard or read about them—that they’re not particularly bright—does not endear us […]

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Outstanding Community Partner

For the last three years, The Ursuline Sisters have partnered with Kent State University’s Experiential Learning program thanks to Ann Gosky, Senior Special Assistant, Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement, and Amanda Paulus. This year The Ursuline Sisters were recognized as an outstanding Community Partner! This award recognizes the efforts of Kent State University […]

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Third Sunday of Easter

Why think about sins and forgiveness during Easter time? What a bummer! Easter is a joyful time to celebrate new Life! It is thus surprising that repentance and forgiveness (acts we much more readily associate with Lent) figure so prominently in all three readings assigned to this Third Sunday of Easter. The readings suggest to […]

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Put Aside Your Fear

What happens when we meet a close friend whom we’ve not seen for a long time? We embrace the person warmly. We talk about shared past experiences. We share how our lives have changed. In the midst of this encounter is a deep sense of happiness and peace. Months and perhaps years of separation seem […]

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