On Saturday, October 22, Sisters and Associates will gather to pray and celebrate ministry and mission.
October 23 - 25
“Strive to lead them with love and with a mild and kindly hand…”
St. Angela’s philosophy was to always be kind and gentle with one another. All of us are well-intentioned people who want to be followers of the Gospel values of love, charity, understanding and compassion as Jesus so well showed us. Yet there are moments that drain our energies and pull us down. It is at these times when we ask for the grace to STRIVE to be good examples of what it means to lead.
Leading with love is more about influencing and inspiring others. It is not about power and authority. Leading has more to do with challenging in positive ways, and sharing in mutual purpose and goals. It involves enthusiasm, motivation, recognition of the gifts of others, being a good listener.
Beneath all this lies the value of respecting another’s opinion, allowing the other to voice his/her ideas and involving others in decision-making, especially if it involves them personally. Leading with a kindly and mild hand can only lead to self-confidence, self-respect, understanding and acceptance.
Prose, poetry and reflections abound as seasons of the year change in Ohio.
Walter Palicki, an Associate, volunteers in a variety of areas.
Marker from the grave of Mother Alphonsus, whose death was the first in twenty years after the Foundation in 1854.
On September 18, 2016, five Ursuline Sisters celebrated their commitment to God and the Ursuline Community.
St. Angela Merici
Give food, drink , and clothing
Mercy moves us to keep an eye on those who circle around our households and families, our towns and world. This work of mercy moves us not only to be mindful of the poor and needy , but also to be active in serving them.
REFLECT: Get involved somewhere!