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Eastern Province Jubilarians 2021

Saturday, January 16th is a joyous day! It is the Jubilee of our Sisters celebrating 60 and 70 years of commitment and saying “yes” to the calling of God many years ago. We thank them for all their years of service and may they continue to be blessed with the spirit of the Lord and…

Heartbeats Advent 2020
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Heartbeats Advent 2020

The monthly publication distributed by the Roman Union Ursulines in the United States called Heartbeats is producing a newsletter each week for Advent. Weekly newsletters will be added to this post. Visit each week to see the new publication. Click on the links below to view each week’s newsletter: Heartbeats-First Week Advent 2020 Heartbeats Week…

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ORDINARY TIME AFTER CHRISTMAS

Bridget Puzon, O.S.U.   The shepherds came, the Magi came, and now the Nativity scene has changed, and those colorful figures have gone. They make a colorful and rich celebration of the Nativity, full of light and hope. And the music changes. From carols all can sing because we all know the words and feel…

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The Heart Cave

Stephanie Nolan, O.S.U.   I must remember to go down to the heart cave And sweep it clean, make it warm, with fire on the hearth And candles in their niches The pictures on the walls glowing with quiet lights   I must remember to go down to the heart cave And make the bed…

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November Musings

Maryellen Keefe, O.S.U.   Month of endings and beginnings, 30 Days of contrast— Falling leaves evoking thoughts of death, warm Indian summer hinting at new life Among November’s days of contrast are some significant ones— November 1 All Hallows summons to celebration of saints known and unknown, November 2 All Souls invites prayerful remembrance of…

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Easter Encounters

Bridget Puzon, O.S.U.   How often we have first impressions that turn out to be far different realities. A person, a situation, an encounter, aren’t what we thought. First-hand accounts of the Easter stories show just such recognitions of reality. Days after the brutal death of Jesus, the Gospel stories after the event artfully show…