Happy Feast of St. Angela Merici! This year in honor of St. Angela we are designating it a reason to celebrate friendship.
Don’t you love a reason to celebrate friendship?
This year for our foundress, St. Angela Merici, (feast day, January 27th) we are calling on our alumnae to create a tradition to get together.
Have lunch, dinner, a tea party or coffee. Go for a walk. Plan a play date with kids or dogs. Visit a gallery/musuem, or sip and paint your own masterpiece. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen. Come to think of it, even a phone call would suffice for the occasion!
Whatever the gathering… make time for a good friend; make a connection in the spirit of St. Angela and have some fun sharing laughs.
We would love to see groups of Ursuline “sisters” from around the country come together to celebrate in a new way.
When you do get together, share a selfie on social media using the hashtag #UrsulineSisterhood and we will share them with our sisters here at Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province, USA!
St. Angela will be just delighted to know that we all reached out to one another in her honor!
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Happy Feast of St. Angela Merici! This year in honor of St. Angela we are designating it a reason to celebrate friendship. Don’t you love a reason to celebrate friendship? This year for our foundress, St. Angela Merici, (feast day, January 27th) we are calling on our alumnae to create a tradition to get together. Have lunch, dinner, a tea party or coffee. Go for a walk. Plan a play…
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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
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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!
A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Luke 3:1-6
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