Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Ursulines Serve

This weekend, I was at our Ursuline Provincialate staying over and I spent some time (of course) writing pieces of my dissertation. During my stay, I came across one of our brochures. The following information grabbed my attention.

How Ursulines Serve
  • by educating for knowledge, skills, self-determination, and wisdom, with a commitment to serve church and society.

  • by meeting today's needs through promoting reconciliation, peace, and a just society.

  • in the great tradition of foundress St. Angela Merici, whose service was grounded in prayer and Jesus' comman to love one another as he loved.

  • with the daring of Ursuline global ministries and a worldwide vision of human interconnectedness.

  • with the love, joy, and peace that are the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Wow! I know many of our sisters are doing that and I try faithfully to live that mission of service.

Maybe there is a woman interested in this life of service and community. If so, please feel free to jot us a note. Don't be afraid to at least look into this life. Quite honestly, I find it so life-giving and loving.

Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu


  1. Sr. Elisa Ryan, OSUFebruary 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Thanks, Sr. Jeannie! I agree that it is so important not to be afraid to look into various life choices. As vocation minister for the Ursulines, I recently participated in a Busy Student Retreat for students at Texas A&M University. Ninety students signed up for the retreat, and I was very impressed with the way young people are seeking to really discern their future while at the same time growing spiritually.
    Sr. Elisa Ryan, OSU