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…

Obituary for Sr. Anne Walsh, OSU

Sr. Anne Walsh, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully July 19, 2019 at Andrus -on-Hudson, Hastings New York. Sr. Anne was born to Margaret O’Hanley and John J Walsh in Newport RI on May 2, 1933. She was the youngest of 10 children and was predeceased by all. She entered the Ursulines in 1955 and was professed in 1958. Sr. Anne graduated from the College of New…

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

December 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Guadalupe, Mexico (1531) Patroness of the Americas Feast Day in the USA – December 12th Click on the link below to read the story. //www.catholic.org/about/guadalupe.php Here are some photos of staff at the Ursuline Province Center in New Rochelle, NY dressed up in celebration of this special day!

Ursuline Sisters Participate in “Families Belong Together” Rally on June 30th.

Demonstrators rallied across the USA on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Organizers say the gatherings provide a forum for people to protest the president’s broader push to limit legal and illegal immigration, from his controversial travel ban to his ending deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants. Sr. Alrie Giordano, Sr. Terry Eppridge and Sr. Jackie Da Silva marched in the “Families Belong Together” rally…

Statement of Support

As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Roman Union Ursuline Leadership Teams and their members in the United States endorse LCWR’s statement, expressing disappointment in Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban: The Leadership Conference of Woman Religious is deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of President Donald J. Trump v. State of Hawaii that challenged the legality of the Trump Administration’s…