Unexpected Wonders

Complex medical and ethical issues surround both the beginning and end of life. Science can prolong or shorten life. But for all our advancements we still cannot create life. That is a gift of God. Every birth is a miracle. For parents who have long awaited their firstborn, birth is an even more special miracle. […]

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Sister Marie Helene Chismar OSU, 91

Calling hours from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday 23 June, at the Ursuline Motherhouse in Canfield. Our Sister Marie Helene Chismar, OSU died on Wednesday June 20. She was 91.   She was born Helen Chismar on April 10, 1921, in Donora, Pa, the daughter of Stephen and Anna Luther Chismar and moved to Youngstown […]

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This Is How It Is

As a child, I listened to the news each night, not really understanding what I heard. However, one phrase repeated each night: “And that’s the way it is.” The familiar voice of Walter Cronkite, his factual details and his faithful coverage all helped us to believe ‘And that’s the way it is.” It was his […]

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Eat the Passover

We are often moved to tears when we see images of a flag-draped coffin bringing home the body of someone who has given his or her life for our country. Such total self-giving can’t help but move us. Today’s feast is an annual reminder of Jesus’ constant gift of his very life, his very Body […]

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Great Group of Young Adults Volunteering

Some have plans to study abroad, or recently returned from such an adventure. Others just graduated high school. Some are in the midst of campus life. Others are already out there working. But all of the young adults participating in the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s 2012 Summer Intern/Volunteer program have one thing in common: they […]

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