Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Ursula.
The short version of Ursula’s story is that she was the daughter of a 4th century Christian king. At a young age she was drawn to dedicate her life to God and to remain a virgin. Later, a pagan king requested her hand in marriage, promising grave physical and political consequences should she refuse. Ursula came up with an alternate plan. She made a voyage with her companions and was martyred in Cologne.
Prayer to St. Ursula…
Woman - hero, we ask you to place before our God, the needs pressing on our spirits at this time. Ursula, you were a woman of firm dedication, compassionate care, and a model of the search for truth. We ask your prayers for us so that we are inspired by your courage and guided by your spirit of wise choices, now and always. Amen.
Pat Schifini, OSU