Contemplating our path

06/06/2022

Embracing Vulnerability on the Synodal Journey

We all have much to learn as we try to understand the vulnerable spaces we must enter if we want to take seriously the invitation to engage in a truly ‘synodal experience’.

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15/04/2022

What are these things you talk about as you walk along?

The Emmaus story - there is something about that question the stranger asks the disciples...

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08/12/2021

The reflections on our Ursuline story

It is not enough to begin,
if one does not also persevere

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02/04/2021

We are Easter People,
and Alleluia is our Song

Like Mary,
our hopes are often limited
by what we have previously experienced.
Resurrection hope is limitless, boundless,
allows for life beyond our imaginings.

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30/12/2020


Celebrating Incarnation

The Word is made flesh,
and does live among us,
we see and hear this Word,
full of grace and truth.
We are gifted, we are blessed,
and we are profoundly grateful.
And that is worth celebrating.

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25/11/2020


This last week of November offers an important moment of reflection for us as Ursulines of the Roman Union. The special days during this week provide the opportunity to consider again the gifts that we have received because we are daughters of St Angela, women of her Company, and members of the Roman Union – this Global Community.

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07/07/2020

From time to time I stand on the terrace here at the Generalate and watch as the sun sets on the day. I did this recently, in the evening of the summer solstice, 20th June, when the sunset lasted for almost 40 minutes. It was as if the sun did not want to disappear that night!  As I allowed myself to be absorbed in the beauty of the subtly changing colors, I knew that on the other side of the globe, this same sun would soon rise on a mid-winter day in Australia.

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31/03/2020

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.     (Lao Tzu)

My dear Sisters
These are unprecedented times, indeed. In the midst of the world-wide pandemic of Covid-19, we are aware, in a most unexpected way, of our reality as a Global Community moving into New Life. The spread of this virus is certainly global, with frightening statistics. Its victims are of every nation, every race, and every faith. The virus itself is no respecter of …



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27/01/2020

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.     (Lao Tzu)

It is a little over a month since the members of the new General Council joined with me to begin our work together here in Rome. 
It is timely that this first circular coincides with our celebration of the Feast of Angela Merici. As we set out on this new phase of our life together as Ursulines of the Roman Union, we remember Angela …



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