Sister Susan Flood of the Province of Australia was elected Prioress General of the Ursulines of the Roman Union. Please pray for her as she takes up her responsibilities.
On July 29th and 30th there was an exhibit at the UN showing Sisters involvement in Healing the Wounds of Human Trafficking. Sr. Alice Marie Giordano, OSU attended the event featuring Sr. Gabiela Bottani Director of Talitha Cum, one of the best international networks of Sisters involvement in this effort. Here are some photos from this 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….
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…
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
Today is the anniversary of the foundation of the Company of Saint Ursula by St Angela Merici in 1535. She especially chose this feast of St Catherine of Alexandria showing us the example of her witness to Christ… We pray on this feast for all the daughters of Angela across the world… (Ursuline Sisters of Ireland, Wales and Kenya)
“Adoration is the highest form of prayer.” How does one get there? Try Via Gratias, at the junction of Memory Lane. Down this path encounter great discoveries. Go back in time. First memories? Being loved, cared for, clothed, fed… Having fun, with playmates, cousins, friends… Learning to read, write, pray… Awakening to a larger world than family, friends Realizing enormity of pain, destruction, war, poverty, disease, tsunami, 9/11……