January, 2018 Jubilarians!

Congratulations to Sr. Ann Duggan, Sr. Jeanne Brennan, Sr. Martha Gleason and Sr. Anne Walsh who celebrated their 70th and 60th jubilees on January 16th. The Ursuline Sisters have been blessed by the gift of their vocation and ministries throughout the years!

Please Help the People of Venezuela!

The United States Ursuline Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team is inviting you to consider reaching out to our sisters and collaborators in Venezuela to support their feeding program.  Please click on the link below to learn how you may help! http://files.constantcontact.com/b2d1c819001/a9f51405-0391-47ef-b8f4-515e0ad8805f.pdf

St. Angela Merici’s Feast Day is January 27th!

Happy Feast Day!!! Today is the Feast of St. Angela Merici. She was an amazing woman. At the age of 65, in 1535, she founded the Ursuline Sisters. Angela gathered women together for prayer, community and reflection. The women were to serve others by meeting the needs of the times. Angela’s wonderful words of advice to us: You need not be anxious if you do your best. Be kind and…

Christmas Greetings!

Christmas, 2017   Dear Friends of the Ursuline Sisters, Each Christmas, we remember that moment when God “came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes might not remain in darkness.” (John 12:46) When we turn towards Jesus, as Mary and Joseph did on that first Christmas, God’s light is reflected within us. Together, let us ask God to illuminate the darkness of this world. May God’s light…

Advent Reflection

Miriam Cleary, O.S.U. (As you may know, Sr. Miriam Cleary died on November 23rd.  She wrote this beautiful Advent Reflection just two years ago.  We are blessed to read it again.) “With Bible in hand I slip behind a wall of time to walk with the women on the way to the tomb.” With Bible in hand, I slip behind a wall of time to walk with a young couple on…

Sr. Miriam Cleary, OSU died on November 23, 2017

Sr. Miriam Clearly, formerly known as Mother Ancilla, died on November 23, 2017 at Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY where she had lived since 2016. Miriam was born in New Rochelle to Mary Helen Ball and Harold J. Cleary in 1925. She graduated from The Ursuline School, and then from The College of New Rochelle with a BA in Math. She went on to get an MS in Math at Fordham University….

Ursulines attend “Environmental Activism for the Long Haul: The Energizing vision of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si” Conference

Sr. Mary Sullivan, Sr. Dee Yanshak, Sr. Carole Marie Keaney, Sr. Alice Marie Giordano and Sr. Jackie DaSilva attended this conference on October 25, 2017 at the Mariandale Center in Ossining, NY. The keynote speaker was Rev. Terrence J. Moran. There was a panel discussion and an activist from Paris spoke about the support she receives from the Ursuline Sisters in France. The day also included time for reflection, networking…

Feast of St. Ursula is Saturday, October 21st.

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Ursula. The statue pictured on the left is in front of the Ursuline School, New Rochelle, NY created by Sr. Justin McKiernan, OSU (dec. 1993). The picture with the statue in the blue backdrop is at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Bronx, NY.   O Ursula Autumn brilliance shouts your name Crisp air blue skies starry nights Exuberance Your brave spirit suits…

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…