When I was in elementary school, I remember my dad sitting at the dining room table with me at night listening to my Catechism questions. This was in the days of the Baltimore Catechism. One of the things we had to memorize was the Spiritual Works of Mercy. I have to admit that I haven't thought about them under this title for years but when I reviewed them this morning, I thought, "of course."
In living out our life as followers of Jesus, we are asked to show by example our faith means to us and to share that with others, especially those who doubt their faith. We are asked not to judge or criticize others, to reach out to those who are marginalized.
We are asked to pray for the sick and the dying and for those who mourn losses in their lives. None of these works of mercy take a lot of time and can be done as we go about our daily lives here at school. Have you got a minute this Lent to reach out to someone else?
This blog is an opportunity to share with our friends and others more about our community, our ministries, how we live, and what's important to us. We hope you enjoy reading it. Please feel free to ask questions and post feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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.
Guest writers will sometimes be featured on this blog.
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