Obituary for Sr. Phyllis Hinchcliffe, O.S.U.
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Obituary for Sr. Phyllis Hinchcliffe, O.S.U.

Sister Phyllis Hinchcliffe, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully on June 16, 2020 at Andrus on Hudson. Born in 1927 to Julia and Walter Hinchcliffe in Yonkers, NY, Sr. Phyllis entered the Ursuline Community in 1950, a year after graduating from the College of New Rochelle, and became known as Mother St….

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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…

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Sr. Ann Dumas, O.S.U. – Final Vows of Religious Profession

Sr. Ann Dumas made her final vows of religious profession in the Ursulines on August 11, 2013 at the chapel of the Ursuline Provincialate. Ann has been serving as a mathematics tutor at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, and in summers she has served as a math tutor at St. Ann’s Home in Guyana….

In The Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

In The Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

Once again the Christmas proclamation resounds through our world. We can never fully grasp the awesome reality of this event. The Word of God has made his dwelling among us and is manifested in the person of Jesus. Jesus becomes the new dwelling place of God. The biblical scholar Mary Coloe, in her thesis God…