Events And Happenings

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Update from Sr. Sandy Wardell at St. Lucia in Natal, South Africa.

“Things are going very well here, we live on the edge of the wildlife reserve, and the hippos roam the neighborhood at night, I wake to the sounds of the guinea fowl or the cries of the bush babies.  It is an “insect enriched environment” with no screens on my windows I have no idea what I will find in my room at night.   The night is full of the sounds…

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A post-election message from the USA Roman Union Ursuline Leadership teams.

During this critical post-election time, the USA Roman Union Ursuline Leadership teams invite our sisters and collaborators to commit ourselves to engage in prayer

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“The Infirm Woman” – Anne Therese Dillen, OSU

THE INFIRM WOMAN  It was another Sabbath day         (and I remember well)         The crowds – always the crowds awaiting Him this holy day:         What were His words?         What would He say?  Feet dusted-dark by earthen roads –         (yes, I could see them well)         But crowds – always the crowds; like mammoth walls, they blocked my view.         Where was His face?         I could…

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International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2016 was the Fifth International Day of the Girl. Seventeen Academy of Mount St. Ursula students, accompanied by Ms. Brianne O’Hare and Sr. Alice Marie, OSU,  attended the Girls’ Speak Out in the EcoSoc Chamber of the UN. Girl Advocates moderated the event and spoke about the issues of marginalized girls, girls in politics and the reality of girls supporting girls. A minister of Canada’s Parliament, a legislative…

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Sara Gunn is the new Director of Development.

Sara Gunn is the new Director of Development for the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province. Sara comes to the Ursulines from her previous role as Senior Manager, Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society where she developed an extensive background in non-profit income development, communications and management.  Over the past 20 years, she contributed to raising $15 million together with hundreds of staff and volunteers. Sara began her…

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October 21st is St. Ursula’s Feast Day.

St. Angela Merici was a woman who traveled, listened, prayed, observed and was open to the influences of her day. Following the founding in 1440 of the Gutenberg press, books for the first time became widely available and very popular.

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Obituary for Sr. Gloria Marie Sullivan, O.S.U.

Sister Gloria Marie Sullivan, O.S.U. 1923 – 2016  Obituary Sullivan, O.S.U., Sr. Gloria Marie Ursuline Sister Gloria Marie Sullivan, O.S.U. died peacefully at Andrus-on-Hudson on September 26, 2016. She was one of four children born to Joseph A. Sullivan and Mary A. Phillips in Yonkers, New York.  Her parents and her brother, Rev. Jordan Sullivan, O.F.M. Cap predeceased her.  She graduated from Gorton High School, Yonkers NY in 1941 and the…

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Sr. Maureen Welch’s Update from Thailand!

Sr. Maureen Welch, O.S.U. is in the midst of her immersion experience in Thailand which is a prelude to her participation in the Enlarged General Meeting (EGC) in early October.  (See post from earlier this week).  She, along with Sr. Jane Finnerty, O.S.U., are going to update us as they can with photos, reflections, etc. “Greetings from Thailand. We finished our meeting of the Asia Pacific region on Wednesday.  It…

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Sr. Jane Finnerty, O.S.U. to attend the Enlarged General Council (EGC) in Australia.

Sr. Jane Finnerty, O.S.U., Provincial for the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province, leaves Sunday, September 18, 2016 for the Enlarged General Council (EGC) in North Sydney, Australia.   The theme of the meeting is:  “From exclusion to encounter:  As daughters of Angela, empowered and transformed by the Holy Spirit, how do we open our hearts to the cries of our earth and its people in Asia/Pacific?” Sr. Jane begins…

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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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