To Touch and Be Touched

Some things defy rational thought. The composers of the lectionary taking a scalpel to Mark 5:22-43 is one of those things. In a probable attempt to keep the Gospel lesson short, the story of the healing of the hemorrhaging woman is excised from the context of the story of Jairus’ daughter, which bookends it. These […]

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“Nuns On The Bus” Visits Youngstown

Many Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown were among the 200+ people who welcomed the “Nuns on the Bus” to Youngstown, Ohio, today.The “Nuns on the Bus” are a group of Catholic Sisters touring the Midwest speaking out against the U.S. House of Representatives Republican budget, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), which slashes funding for services […]

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Motherhouse Reconfiguration Project Update

Sister Nancy Dawson, General Superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, and Sister Mary McCormick, who is on our Leadership Team, recently were interviewed on the program Senior Focus, produced by Armstrong and anchored by Bill Adams. The Sisters talked about our Motherhouse Reconfiguration Project. Our thanks to Armstrong for inviting us on their show […]

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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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