Contemplating our path


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.



Have faith and firm hope that God will assist you in everything

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 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 …