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Ursuline Sisters Public Statement: The DREAM Act of 2017.

URSULINE SISTERS OF THE ROMAN UNION,  UNITED STATES PROVINCES PUBLIC STATEMENT: THE DREAM ACT OF 2017 We, the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, United States Provinces, stand with our Catholic Bishops in support of the Dream Act of 2017 (S1615).  This past Sunday evening, October 8, the Trump Administration Immigration Policy priorities were issued.  We strongly reject these anti-immigrant, anti-human rights, anti-family provisions as basically immoral. These provisions propose the…

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Obituary for Sr. Marcia Kimball, OSU

Sister Marcia Kimball died peacefully on June 8, 2016 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she entered the Ursulines in 1952, and made her first vows in 1958. She began her ministry as a teacher at Blessed Sacrament School in New Rochelle, and she went on to teach at the Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, DE; St. Angela’s School in the Bronx; and Ursuline Academy,…

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PENTECOST 2016

Mary Sullivan, O.S.U.      They were all together in one place Acts 2: 1-3     Having seen this painting frequently in the past, I was happy with the new association it brought to mind. The title of the work is Blessed Mother Angela opens her Rule and founds the Company on St. Catherine’s Day 1535. Done by an unknown artist the original was destroyed in the bombing of…

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EASTER 2016

Elinor Shea, O.S.U.   As I approached the celebration of Easter this year, images and memories of past years came to mind, especially ones after the Easter Vigil had been restored to all it richness, beauty, and almost magical power to stir hearts and eager souls. Catechumens were baptized. The whole community welcomed its new members, and amid flowers and bells and singing, joy swept into the gathered church. All…

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Sr. Eileen Kelleher, 1924 – 2015

Sr. Eileen Kelleher, O.S.U. April 2, 1924 – November 12, 2015 Sister Eileen Kelleher (formerly Mother Mary James) died peacefully at Andrus on Hudson on November 12, 2015. She was born on April 2, 1924 to Lillian and James Kelleher in New York, NY. Eileen entered the Ursulines on January 15, 1946, and made her first profession of vows on July 16, 1948. She began teaching at Blessed Sacrament School…

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GAIA MOURNS HER SCARS

Anne Therese Dillen, OSU In honor of LAUDATO SI Woman, why are you weeping, Bent in scalding tears? What has wrenched your heart to breaking, No smile to hide your fears? “Look here! Can you but see? They’ve shaved away my mountain – The trees, the moss, the laurel – The scent of morning dew!” “Naught but crags and crevices, Jagged holes and caves With muddy sludge for rivers, Can…

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Sr. Adelaide Thomason, 1921-2015

Sr. Adelaide Thomason, O.S.U.November 30, 1921 – August 21, 2015 Sister Adelaide Thomason died peacefully at Andrus on Hudson on August 21. She was 93 years old. Adelaide was born on November 30, 1921. She is survived by a sister, Dolores Melitio of Dallas, and five nieces and nephews. She entered the Ursulines in 1939, after graduating from the Ursuline Academy in Dallas, Texas. Her final profession was on January…

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PENTECOST

Claire Smith, O.S.U.   The Pentecost psalmist sings a masterful hymn to the Spirit of God, Creator of the Cosmos, taking hardly a breath, in the telling of the God-colors into the world, into humanity, into my own heart. Meanwhile, back in the Upper room in the Cenacle, the apostles are hiding behind closed doors, confused by the Easter events, when a spiritual tsumani breaks upon them. We have our…

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Ascension

This watercolor painting by Sr. Anne Therese Dillen, O.S.U., featuring two persons and not the apostles, is a symbolic representation of us all as we “look up” in expectation, sometimes forgetting that we need look only around us and within us to find the risen Jesus. “MEN of GALILEE, WHY DO YOU STAND LOOKING UP?” Just what is up and what is down, Or what is here or there? For…

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URSULINE JUBILARIANS – 2015

In 2015 Ursulines celebrate the anniversary of religious profession of eleven sisters. It is a time to rejoice with them on their years of dedication and with gratitude for their service, in various forms, to the people of God. The following Ursulines are celebrating their Jubilees in 2015: 70 Years Anne Curry First Profession – April 27, 1945 A resident at Andrus on Hudson, Anne, formerly Mother Mary Luke, served…

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