For the past three days, it has been raining on and off in New York City. Yesterday, on my way home as I was walking toward the 1 subway, there was a major downpour of water. My pants, shoes, and socks were drenched very quickly. My back pack also got soaked and so did the papers inside. This morning the papers and notebook were still wet and yucky. At first, I got so upset.
However, as I prayed and reflected this morning, I realize that yes while having wet papers and notebooks is a drag, it is a small inconvenience compared to what others are experiencing with weather conditions lately. Mississippi is experiencing major flood. Texas and New Mexico are in a drought. Alabama has suffered a tornado. Many people are being affected in major ways.
I pray for all people suffering any disruptions and calamities due to weather conditions.
My 40th birthday is coming up in a few days. I have very mixed feelings about. Part of me thinks it doesn't matter; while another part thinks it is a really big deal.
Yestedday, I received a birthday card from a friend, Sr. Ann Peterson, osu. The card says:
In the end,
it's not the years
in your life
It's the life
in your years.
By: Abe Lincoln
I am so struck by that message and realize that I need to start living my years and not accumulating them.Life is a gift that we must treasure and foster. I'm going to begin today by taking time to get ourdoors and enjoy the fresh air that God so willingly shares with us.
Today is a special day during which we say Thank You to our mothers for their love, dedication and concern for us. Prayers and blessings to all mom and all women who provide some mothering to any of God's creation.
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We (Sr. Pat and Sr. Jeannie) are the main writers of this blog. Each of us loves our Ursuline life and wants to share it with others. We both were educated by Ursulines our whole lives, at St. Philip Neri School in the Bronx, the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula and the College of New Rochelle.
Currently we both are involved in education.
Sr. Pat is a teacher and campus minister at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle. She also serves part time as a member of our leadership team.
Sr. Jeannie is now principal of the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula in the Bronx.
We are both active members of our Ursuline community and are excited about the promise of the future.
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Ursulines are women grounded in faith, love for God, the people of God, the Church, and the earth. We strive to embody's Angela's spirit through prayerful living, attending to the needs of the people-especially women and children, promoting justice, peace and reconciliation. Inspired by the Gospel, we have committed our talents, indeed our very lives, to fostering change within the Church and society at large