Sr. Regina Gagnier, OSU

Sr. Regina Gagnier, Mother Stanislaus, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully at Andrus-on-Hudson on March 17. Beloved daughter of Jeannette Patenaude Gagnier and Edgar Gagnier, Sister was born in Churubusco, NY one of eight siblings. She is predeceased by brothers, James, Hubert, Gerard and Edward, and sisters, Annette, Albertine and Evelyn. She is survived by several loving nephews and nieces. Sister held a B.S. degree from the Catholic…

Ursuline Sisters Elect Leadership Team for 2020-25 Term

The Ursuline Sisters are happy to announce the election of their Leadership Team 2020-2025. Sister Maureen Welch, OSU – Provincial Sister Brenda Buckley, OSU – Councilor Sister Patricia Schifini, OSU – Councilor The new team will take office July 1, 2020. (pictured left to right – Sr. Patricia Schifini, OSU; Sr. Maureen Welch, OSU; Sr. Brenda Buckley, OSU)

Obituary for Sister Virgina Maxwell, O.S.U.

NEW ROCHELLE, Sister Virginia Maxwell, OSU, also known as Mother Marie Mercedes, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully February 12th at Andrus, Hastings-on- Hudson. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Susan Gaffney Maxwell and Ignatius Maxwell. Sister Virginia is pre-deceased by her parents and brother Ignatius.  She is survived by her loving Ursuline Community and several nieces and nephews. Sister Virginia…

Happy Feast of St. Angela Merici – January 27th

Happy Feast of St. Angela Merici! This year in honor of St. Angela we are designating it a reason to celebrate friendship. Don’t you love a reason to celebrate friendship? This year for our foundress, St. Angela Merici, (feast day, January 27th) we are calling on our alumnae to create a tradition to get together. Have lunch, dinner, a tea party or coffee. Go for a walk. Plan a play…

Obituary of Sr. Marjorie Stumpf, O.S.U.

Sr. Marjorie Stumpf, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully January 22, 2020 at Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY. Born in New York City to Ellen and Arthur Stumpf in 1931, she was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Theresa Richards. Sr. Marjorie is survived by her sister, Jean Boulger, and several nieces and nephews. Entering the Ursulines shortly after graduating from the College of New Rochelle in 1952,…

Obituary of Sister Julia Dennehy, O.S.U

NEW ROCHELLE, Sister Julia Dennehy, OSU, also known as Mother Daniel Joseph, beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully Jan. 17th at Andrus, Hastings on Hudson, NY. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Anna Morrissey Dennehy and Philip Dennehy.  Sister Julia entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY in 1946 and professed her vows in January 1949. Sister Julia is predeceased by…

Ursuline Response to LCWR’s Call to Collaborate With Others to Establish Justice For People of Color

On Saturday, November 9th, Sr. Jeannie Humphries, O.S.U. drove Sr. May Sullivan, Sr. Jackie DaSilva and Sr. Alrie Giordano up to Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. Founded in 2011, this farm seeks to end racism in the food system and reclaim ancestral connections to the land. The Sisters were greeted warmly and were invited to join other volunteers in the barn, cleaning garlic that had been harvested. When…

#ThankYouWednesday

Today in honor of #ThankYouWednesday we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our donors not only for donating on #GivingTuesday but also for giving always. Your donations to us and our ministries are very meaningful to our life’s work. Please know we always keep you in our prayers. Gratefully, Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province