He Is Risen

Anyone who has ever been to a burial service in a cemetery knows how gaping the six-foot hollow in the earth is. If we peer into the empty space, it seems to go down forever. It is deep, foreboding, not just a little bit frightening. We are much more comfortable when the casket is lowered, […]

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Palm Sunday

Our reflections today are from Diane Bergant:   We see on TV the many times a soldier returns home to surprise his family. It is thrilling, despite the fact that this hero comes home possibly broken. I wonder what the people of Bethphage and Bethany thought as Jesus processed toward Jerusalem. It seems that their […]

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Thank You, Youngstown Foundation!

Many, many thanks to the Youngstown Foundation, which has awarded the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown’s Apartments for Senior Citizens of Limited Income Project a grant of $20,000.   Jan Strasfeld, [at left] executive director of the Foundation, presents to Sister Nancy Dawson, General Superior of the Ursuline Sisters, a ceremonial check at the foundation’s offices […]

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Dying to Self

My father was a wine maker. He knew the answer to the question: How much time does it take for grape mash to be fermented into good wine? He always answered: it takes time! But the time involved was less critical than the change this time brought about! My dad’s wine making was real transformation! […]

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