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…

Ursuline Sisters Attend Lifeway Network Event

On May 9, 2019, Ursuline sisters-Sr. Jane Finnerty, Sr. Eileen Finnerty, Sr. Mary Alice Duggan, Sr. Maureen McCarthy, Sr Pascal Conforti, Sr. Jackie DaSilva, and Sr. Alice Marie Giordano attended Lifeway Network’s Event towards Life. Here are some pictures. Sr. Joan Dawber , Founder and Director, presented the 2019 Freedom Award to Lauren Hersh, “Director of World Without Exploitation”, an organization that fights against human trafficking and all sexual exploitation….

April 30th – Feast Day of Saint Marie of the Incarnation, OSU

Happy Feast Day! Today, April 30th, is the Feast Day of the Saint Marie of the Incarnation, an Ursuline Sister who was born in Tours, France in the 16th century. God’s graces inspired her to go beyond her borders of the French Ursuline monastery and venture forth to Canada, New France in 1639 to educate the young Indian and French-Canadian girls. She respected their culture and customs and attained mastery…

Stand Against Racism

Our hope for a better future lies in the rise of a deeper commitment to antiracist work by increasing numbers of individuals and groups engaged in consciousness-raising discussions examining white privilege, systemic racism, and racist practices which will lead to concrete actions for justice in solidarity with people of color. – Margaret Alandt, IHM and Pat McClucskey, IHM #StandAgainstRacism #CatholicSisters