Obituary for Sr. Ann Duggan, OSU

NEW ROCHELLE, Sister Ann Duggan, OSU, also known as Mother Cornelius, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully Jan. 28th at Andrus, Hastings on Hudson, NY. Born in Orange NJ and raised in New York City, she was the daughter of Anna McKeon Duggan and Cornelius Duggan. Sister Ann entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY in 1945 and professed her vows in January 1948. Sister Ann is predeceased…

Obituary for Sr. Jeanne Brennan, OSU

                                      (Photo of Sr. Jeanne Brennan with Mother Cecilia Wang, Prioress General of the Ursuline Sisters taken in 2018)   Sr. Jeanne Brennan, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully January 21, 2019 at Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings, New York. Born Mary Louise to Ruth Provost and John Brennan in Stamford, CT…

Obituary for Sr. Sheila Murphy, OSU

Sr. Sheila Murphy, OSU Sister Sheila Murphy, OSU, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully on December 5, 2018 at Andrus –on-Hudson, Hastings, NY. Born in Flushing, NY, in 1931, she was the daughter of Martha Fairbrother and George Murphy. Predeceased by her parents, Sr. Sheila is survived by her loving Ursuline Community, cousins and friends. After graduating from the College of New Rochelle in 1953, Sister Sheila…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…