Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Last weekend, I went to a meeting of the Ursuline Sisters Vocation Network that is comprised of sisters from the 4 provinces of the Roman Union Ursulines in the United States. We met with our vocation co-directors, Sr. Elisa Ryan, osu and Sr.Jean Hopman, osu.  Discussion was about the different ways our sisters have been connecting with young women to share our life with them.  Topics covered included  volunteer opportunities, social justice meetings,  high school talks and retreats, college talks, prayer and conversation gatherings,  Busy Student retreats and vocation fairs.  We also shared about social media and our vocation blog Backlit with Joy.  Check it out.  One day we had a guest speaker, Sr. Elyse Ramirez, OP who works in CAVA-Chicago Archdiocesan Vocations Activities Office.  Sr. Elyse is a Springfield Dominican Sister from Illinois. However she has strong Ursuline connections having attended our Ursuline academy and junior college in Springfield, Illinois.  In fact, one of her teachers, Sr. Regina was present at our meeting so they were able to reconnect.

Members of our network include Sr. Mary Dostal, osu who runs Angela's Piazza in Billings, Montana,  Sr. Regina Fronmueller, osu who works with volunteers in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sr. Karen Schwane, who works in an elementary school and a senior citizens center in Laredo, Texas,   Sr. Pat Schifini who is one of our blog writer and teacher/campus minister at The Ursuline School, New Rochelle, New York and then myself.  It is a nice group and it was wonderful to connect and share.

Each evening, we watched a movie together:  Hugo and The Mighty Macs. Both were good movies.

We stayed at the Felician Sisters Motherhouse at West Peterson and Pulaski in Chicago, Illinois.  I am on my way back there again this weekend to discern with others about a possible new  living group.  more to follow on that later.

Blessings and prayers to all.

Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu

1 comment:

  1. One never knows how a blog will help someone else. When I read the titles of the movies you watched with your fellow sisters, I knew right away which movies to buy to have on hand when my almost-13-year-old granddaughter comes to visit ... Never going to movies myself, I was at a loss as to what might be of interest to her ... Hugo and The Mighty Macs both sound perfect! Thank you and God bless!