Thursday, August 29, 2013

Profession Anniversary

Today I celebrate the anniversary of my first profession.  
In 1999, I said Yes to living life as an Ursuline Sister of the Roman Union.  
It is hard to believe that was 14 years ago. 
 I can remember the day like it was yesterday.  
But when I think of all that has gone on since then, I realize it has been a while. 
Such a short time in the life span of so many of my Ursuline Sisters who celebrate 50, 60, 70 years. 
 I hope I can say that some day.
I am very happy that I said "YES".
Sr. Jeannie

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Living Angela's Words

It has been almost a month since I last posted.  I promise to be better about this during this upcoming school year.

I  have a new full-time ministry at Concordia College, NY.  I am an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Program and mainly I teach graduate students interested in obtaining their masters in general and special education (grades 1-6).  This past few weeks have been an whirlwind of activity of meeting new people, learning new policies and getting used to a new routine. It's been a bit tough for me.

So I am going to live out the words of St. Angela Merici-founder of the Ursuline Sisters in 1535

Do something....Get moving... Be confident...Risk new things....Stick with it.....Get on your knees.. Then be ready for big surprises!!

Sr. Jeannie