Coming together to celebrate the spirit and charism of the Ursulines founder, St. Angela Merici, over 180 Sisters, Associates and co-workers met in Louisville, KY July 7 - 10.
“Put all your zeal and strength into carrying out your duty…”
St. Angela’s life teaches us that “our duty” is our ministry, not just a job. It is the attitude of service, commitment, and willingness to meet the needs of those who come before us that makes the difference. It is the time, effort and caring that goes into our planning, our projects, our lessons, our encounters that lead us to looking at what we do with new eyes.
St. Angela also shows us by her example that what we do is secondary to the people we serve. We need to keep before us the individual persons we meet each day in various circumstances. Each person is a child of God and deserves our respect and kindness. Our way of being present is of utmost importance.
The strength we need to move forward is always at the hand of God – ask for it when the days seem tough. We don’t have to lose our zeal or enthusiasm for life. God will provide!
My friend, Ann Hook, is an Associate with the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM).
Celebrating Faithfulness to God’s Call 50 years ago, (L - R) Sister Donna, Sister Carol and Sister Nelda joined with their Community and Associtates to renew their commitment of poverty, celibacy and obedience.
Close to 100 participants greeted and welcomed the Nuns on the Bus at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
Associate Janet Ellzey enjoys doing volunteer work outside and helping children.
In his address to the U.S. Congress last September, Pope Francis invited members of Congress to promote respect for the dignity of every human person and to renew their commitment to a spirit of cooperation.
As we grow in our skills at forgiveness, we will learn to accept that people will hurt us all through life. The key is this: forgive immediately! Simple words of forgiveness are the best. When you feel hurt, then pray for that person and forgive immediately. And if you have caused the hurt, ask for forgiveness.
Treasure in the Archives
Traditional belief is that these are first class relics, bones from the followers of St. Ursula