Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, the day on which we mark the announcement by the Angel Gabriel to Mary that she was to be the Mother of the Messiah. Now, Mary was a young girl, a girl who never in her wildest moments, dreamed she would be chosen by God to be the Mother of His Son. She was just going about her ordinary day when suddenly, she found herself in the presence of this heavenly being. Astonished, she held back, but eventually agreed to the angel's request. We too, can sometimes be surprised by a visit or an inspiration that our God has a special request for us. Think carefully about saying no, for if we do, there may not be anyone else to do the deed or to reach out to someone in need.
The Feast was moved to today because it is traditionally celebrated on March 25th which was during Holy Week this year so it could not be celebrated then.
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