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…

Statement of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province of an Allegation of Abuse by One of Its Members

The Leadership Team of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province made the following statement December 10, 2019. The Leadership Team of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province sadly acknowledge that an allegation of sexual misconduct was brought against Sister Ann Peterson, O.S.U., by a former student at St. Joseph’s Parish School in Middletown, NY.  The alleged incident is said to have occurred approximately 50 years ago when Sister…

#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

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday December 3rd, for the first time – the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province are participating in Giving Tuesday – a global giving movement that celebrates generosity and giving. #GivingTuesday gifts can be made any time between today and tomorrow. Join in support of the Ursuline Sisters by clicking this link and filling out the information requested: #GivingTuesday You can reach the same page by copying and pasting this…

Feast of the Founding of our Company of St. Ursula – November 25th

Today is the Feast of the Founding of our Company of St. Ursula. On this anniversary we are fortunate to share a message spoken by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, regarding our theme, “A global community moving into new life.” During a papal audience with us last month, he emphasized that it is possible to move towards new life by “imitating Christ in charity… [and] becoming a neighbor to every…

Feast of St. Ursula, October 21st

Today is the feast day of St. Ursula! What is the meaning of St. Ursula today? Assuming that you know the legend of St. Ursula these are some thoughts about how she is relevant today. As a role model and courageous leader in the 5th century, St. Ursula stood up to her captors and was martyred in the name of God. Her legacy of goodness lives on in the women…

Obituary for Celestine Costello, OSU

Sr. Celestine Costello, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully on October 19, 2019 at Andrus-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY. Sr. Celestine was born in Peekskill, NY to Teresa and Raymond Costello in 1934.  Her parents, her brothers, Raymond and Msgr. Lawrence Costello, and her sister, Dolores Carlin, predeceased her. She is survived by two sisters: Regina Morini and Maureen Durkin and a brother, Joseph. She entered the Ursulines shortly…