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ST. ANGELA MERICI

Dear Friends,

We join with you and the many millions of people around the world who are praying for the people of Ukraine.

Our Ursuline Sisters in Ukraine and in Poland are doing everything they can to help the people who remain in Ukraine and those seeking refuge in Poland. If you would like to make a gift in support of our sisters’ humanitarian work, click the button below and you will be directed to a page that allows you to designate your gift for Ukraine relief.

As always, your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

Sister Elisa Ryan, OSU
Provincial

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We welcomed Sister Mairead O’Regan, OSU, from the province of Ireland/Wales at our  province offices in Kirkwood, Mo., today. Recently retired from her long-held position as principal of the Ursuline school in Sligo, she is enjoying some sabbatical time in the states. Today she visited with the Leadership Team and other staff members and toured the academy next door.

We welcomed Sister Mairead O’Regan, OSU, from the province of Ireland/Wales at our province offices in Kirkwood, Mo., today. Recently retired from her long-held position as principal of the Ursuline school in Sligo, she is enjoying some sabbatical time in the states. Today she visited with the Leadership Team and other staff members and toured the academy next door. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was so wonderful to meet her and share conversation💖

Ursuline Sisters are the best.💐

Hi all the best Mairead.

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of our beloved Sister Rita Joseph Mascorro, who entered eternal life on May 6, 2022. She was 85 and living at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo., at the time of her death. 

The daughter of Mercurio and Josefa Trevino Mascorro, she was born June 24, 1936, in Laredo, Texas. She entered the Ursuline community on July 15, 1959, and professed her vows on Jan. 16, 1962. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Incarnate Word College.

In Laredo, Sister Rita Joseph taught at Ursuline Academy from 1965-68 and 1975-79, and at Our Lady of Guadalupe from 1968-69 and 1980-2007. She also taught at St. Angela Merici School in New Orleans from 1969-70, St. Joseph School in Springfield, Ill., from 1975-78, and Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Galveston from 1979-80.

One of nine children, she is survived by a brother, Susano Mascorro.

Arrangements are pending.

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of our beloved Sister Rita Joseph Mascorro, who entered eternal life on May 6, 2022. She was 85 and living at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo., at the time of her death.

The daughter of Mercurio and Josefa Trevino Mascorro, she was born June 24, 1936, in Laredo, Texas. She entered the Ursuline community on July 15, 1959, and professed her vows on Jan. 16, 1962. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Incarnate Word College.

In Laredo, Sister Rita Joseph taught at Ursuline Academy from 1965-68 and 1975-79, and at Our Lady of Guadalupe from 1968-69 and 1980-2007. She also taught at St. Angela Merici School in New Orleans from 1969-70, St. Joseph School in Springfield, Ill., from 1975-78, and Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Galveston from 1979-80.

One of nine children, she is survived by a brother, Susano Mascorro.

Arrangements are pending.
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Rest In Peace sister Rita Joseph. 🙏🙏🙏 my teacher at Our Lady of Guadalupe. ❤️

Condolences for Her Family. Prayers for Her Family and Friends. May She RIP!

She was my teacher at Ursuline Academy in Laredo. May she Rest in Peace! 🙏🙏🙏

A beautiful and loving spirit. I studied in Rome with year a year.

May she rest in peace. She was in Ursuline when I was there and then later she taught my children in Our Lady of Guadalupe. She loved to do origami and taught them to do different figures.

Sister always had a smile on her face! Prayers for all!🙏🙏

Aww, que Chula Sister Rita! Rest In Peace, Beautiful Sister, Rest In Peace.

May she Rest In Peace & May God’s perpetual light shine upon her!🙏🌹🙏🌹🙏🌹

I was in the Novitiate with her a very dedicated Ursuline!!!!

May you enjoy the presence of Our Lord! I recall your sweet constant smile! You will bring joy to many in Heaven as you did to us!

I worked with her in Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Laredo,We were Friends in life🙏🙏 Rest In Peace my friend 🙏❤️💜🌺

Rest in peace!

May God bless her!🙏❤️

Rest In Peace.🙏🏼

Prayers! 🙏

Prayers.

Prayers. Eternal rest

Prayers

RIP sister

I remember her 1965-1968 at Ursuline ❤️🙏🏻

RIP

RIP

RIP

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We thoroughly enjoyed time spent with our special visitors today! Thank you to our Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, Central Province USA for being on campus. Pictured from left to right: Beth Joubert (Campus Minister), Madelyn Oster (Student Ambassador), Sr. Elisa Ryan (Provincial), Gabrielle Denson (Student Ambassador), Dr. Karen Jakuback (Academy President), Sr. Peggy Moore (Councilor), and Sr. Ann Barrett (Prioress). ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of our beloved Sister Susan Barry, who died peacefully May 2, 2022, at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. She was 80 years old.

The daughter of Eugene Joseph and Helen Koch Barry, she was born Feb. 13, 1942, in San Francisco, Calif. She entered the Ursuline community on July 19, 1961, and professed her vows on Jan. 20, 1964. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of New Rochelle and a master’s degree in private school administration from the University of San Francisco.

She taught primary grades at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans from 1966-71, religion at St. Patrick School in Galveston, Texas, from 1971-74, and primary grades at St. Aloysius School in Springfield, Ill., from 1977-78. She was principal of St. Patrick’s in Galveston from 1974-77.

In 1979 she transferred to the Western Province, where she continued her education ministry, serving as principal of St. John Elementary School in San Francisco, principal of Holy Trinity School in San Jose, and assistant principal of St. Leo the Great Elementary School in San Jose. In the early ‘90s, she was named Principal of the Year in a four-state region of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). 

Sister Susan returned to the Central Province in 2014 and lived in Alton, Ill., until she moved to Francis Place in 2019.

She is survived by three sisters: Maureen Barry Sutton, Dianne Barry and Debby Barry.

Arrangements are pending.

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of our beloved Sister Susan Barry, who died peacefully May 2, 2022, at St. Andrew’s at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo. She was 80 years old.

The daughter of Eugene Joseph and Helen Koch Barry, she was born Feb. 13, 1942, in San Francisco, Calif. She entered the Ursuline community on July 19, 1961, and professed her vows on Jan. 20, 1964. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of New Rochelle and a master’s degree in private school administration from the University of San Francisco.

She taught primary grades at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans from 1966-71, religion at St. Patrick School in Galveston, Texas, from 1971-74, and primary grades at St. Aloysius School in Springfield, Ill., from 1977-78. She was principal of St. Patrick’s in Galveston from 1974-77.

In 1979 she transferred to the Western Province, where she continued her education ministry, serving as principal of St. John Elementary School in San Francisco, principal of Holy Trinity School in San Jose, and assistant principal of St. Leo the Great Elementary School in San Jose. In the early ‘90s, she was named "Principal of the Year" in a four-state region of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

Sister Susan returned to the Central Province in 2014 and lived in Alton, Ill., until she moved to Francis Place in 2019.

She is survived by three sisters: Maureen Barry Sutton, Dianne Barry and Debby Barry.

Arrangements are pending.
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A beautiful gentle woman! May she rest in peace!

Rest In Peace Sr. Susan. My husband Gary, and I, were colleagues of hers at St. Aloysius and she taught our daughter Sara. Lovely lady.

Prayers for all of you. May she rest in peace.

Rest In Peace Susan

Prayers for and her family and Sisters

Prayers for Sister Susan

Rest in peace

R.I.P. Sr. Susan. Union in the prayers of the Resurrection.🙏

Prayers

praying

RIP sister

Amen.

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Our Ursuline Sisters in Poland and Slovakia have written to express their deep gratitude for the money we have been able to send them due to the generosity of friends and supporters like you. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and support that has been shown for the Ukrainian refugees. 

We continue to wire money directly to our sisters in Poland and Slovakia who are providing refugees with a place to stay, food, clothing, medicine and other necessities. If you would like to help, you can make a tax-deductible gift by clicking on this link to our website and choosing ‘Ukraine Relief’ in the dropdown box:  https://bit.ly/3tsrtOD.  

Blessings to all.

Our Ursuline Sisters in Poland and Slovakia have written to express their deep gratitude for the money we have been able to send them due to the generosity of friends and supporters like you. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and support that has been shown for the Ukrainian refugees.

We continue to wire money directly to our sisters in Poland and Slovakia who are providing refugees with a place to stay, food, clothing, medicine and other necessities. If you would like to help, you can make a tax-deductible gift by clicking on this link to our website and choosing ‘Ukraine Relief’ in the dropdown box: bit.ly/3tsrtOD.

Blessings to all.
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Calling all UA-STL alumnae!  The academy is looking for more good women for International Serviam Day on May 14!

Ursuline Academy St. Louis is joining with other Ursuline alumnae associations around the country to host the first collaborative International Serviam Day on May 14. This is a great opportunity for alumnae from all Ursuline schools to meet, serve together and strengthen their sisterhood and communities! 

Service projects in St. Louis are planned for Little Bit Foundation, Welcome Neighbor, Shining Hope Mission and Father Dickson Cemetery.

Sign up to serve in St. Louis or check for service opportunities in your city here: https://www.ursulinestl.org/events/.

Calling all UA-STL alumnae! The academy is looking for more good women for International Serviam Day on May 14!

Ursuline Academy St. Louis is joining with other Ursuline alumnae associations around the country to host the first collaborative International Serviam Day on May 14. This is a great opportunity for alumnae from all Ursuline schools to meet, serve together and strengthen their sisterhood and communities!

Service projects in St. Louis are planned for Little Bit Foundation, Welcome Neighbor, Shining Hope Mission and Father Dickson Cemetery.

Sign up to serve in St. Louis or check for service opportunities in your city here: www.ursulinestl.org/events/.
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Sending love to our Ursuline Academy of Galveston alumnae, who this year are celebrating the 175th anniversary of the arrival of seven of our sisters from New Orleans. You are forever in our hearts.

Sending love to our Ursuline Academy of Galveston alumnae, who this year are celebrating the 175th anniversary of the arrival of seven of our sisters from New Orleans. You are forever in our hearts. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is an amazing group of women who keep this publication going with recent updates and information. I always enjoy receiving a copy.

With Easter celebrations fresh in our minds and hearts, we invite you to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, hearing the cry of the earth for new life, renewed life.

We invite you to take a deeper look at the Laudato Si Action Platform, the 7-year planning process to which the Ursuline Sisters have committed. This stems from Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, that calls on Church, educational institutions, religious orders, families, organizations, health care institutions and businesses to take bold steps in their institutional/individual lives to protect the planet.

Learn more at laudatosiactionplatform.org

With Easter celebrations fresh in our minds and hearts, we invite you to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, hearing the cry of the earth for new life, renewed life.

We invite you to take a deeper look at the Laudato Si Action Platform, the 7-year planning process to which the Ursuline Sisters have committed. This stems from Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, that calls on Church, educational institutions, religious orders, families, organizations, health care institutions and businesses to take bold steps in their institutional/individual lives to protect the planet.

Learn more at laudatosiactionplatform.org
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We are grateful to Sister Karen Schwane for this Heart to Heart Easter Sunday reflection: https://bit.ly/3jRlH4B

We are grateful to Sister Karen Schwane for this "Heart to Heart" Easter Sunday reflection: bit.ly/3jRlH4B ... See MoreSee Less

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