Saturday, July 31, 2010

Visiting my Sisters and Friends

For the past few days, I have been up in Malone, New York spending some quiet time with myself, seeing 3 of my Ursuline Sisters and a good friend and her family. It has been wonderful.

Malone is in rural upstate New York very close to the Canadian border. I ministered there at Flanders Elementary School as a reading specialist for grades 3-5 for four years. It was one of the most meaningful ministries of my life. My time was so well spent up here. I made numerous friends, saw a different part of our state and learned lots about life. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity.

I remember moving up here and being very nervous because I only knew the Ursulines and had to find a job and all that. But it turned out to be spectacular. I must remember that as I look into taking other steps and moves in life. It was a risk but one that turned out well.

What moves and changes have helped you grow?

Sr. Jeannie, osu

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Special Book Signing

Today, Sr Anne Marie Kelleher came to Andrus on Hudson to present and read from her new book, entitled "And No One Saw Your Footprints." Her book captures a wonderful life and recalls special people she met along her life journey and how they influenced her life and her relationship with God. Sr. Anne Marie read to the residents and guests exerpts from her book to the delight of all. Copies were available for purchase and all enjoyed refreshments after. This event was planned by Sr. Madeline Welch. Thank you for sharing the special gift of your life with us.

Sr. Pat

Saturday, July 3, 2010

North American Ursuline Convocation

We are still in Cleveland having a great time with all the Ursulines and followers of Angela.

We have the wonderful opportunity to hear Professor Querciolo Mazzonis speak of Angela Merici and her emphasis on the primacy of our relationship with God and desire to help women come into their own and be the best they can be spiritually and mentally.

Last night, many sisters went to see the Women and Spirit exhibit about the great work women religious have accomplished in the United States. Check it out at

We have heard a panel of women speak about personal experiences of human trafficking and ways we can work together to stop it.

Tonight we will travel to the Ursuline motherhouse in Cleveland for a liturgy together.

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It is great to be one of Angela's daughters.

Sr. Jeannie, osu

Thursday, July 1, 2010

North American Ursuline Convocation

Almost 300 followers of Angela are gathered in Cleveland to celebrate and be together for prayer, conversation and fun. We will be celebrating our 475th anniversary of our founding in November 2010. At our gathering, we have Ursuline sisters, associates and friends from Canada (Prelate and Chatham), the United States (New York, Delaware, Montana, California, Ohio, Kansas, Alaska, Kentucky, Louisana, Texas and many others). It is so exciting to see us all together. Angela advised us to gather from time to time and that is what we are doing over the next few days. I'll write more as the time goes on.

Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu