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This watercolor painting by Sr. Anne Therese Dillen, O.S.U., featuring two persons and not the apostles, is a symbolic representation of us all as we “look up” in expectation, sometimes forgetting that we need look only around us and within us to find the risen Jesus. “MEN of GALILEE, WHY DO YOU STAND LOOKING UP?”…

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Holy Week 2015

Anne Therese Dillen, O.S.U.   HOLY, INDEED! A sacred march to town, with seating on a donkey’s colt; A path of palms thick-strewn, yet soon to be awash in tears; Joyous songs of children echoed by the very stones. HOLY, INDEED! A crowning for the King, a regal purple robe as well: A throne erected…

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Backlit with Joy

Backlit with Joy is the new vocation blog of the four U.S. provinces of the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union. Sr. Elisa Ryan and Sr. Jean Hopman, vocation co-directors, invite you to visit them here to experience God’s presence through the joyful spirit of the Ursuline Sisters. Backlit With Joy

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Painting of Pentecost is a watercolor on canvas by Sr. Anne Therese Dillen, O.S.U. Pentecost Anne Therese Dillen, O.S.U.   All is silent. The door is locked. O my heart, how often this is true! Fear prevails, But love entails An openness of heart … Yet mine is locked. How gently does He knock! Whisper-wind…