“Willingly hold in consideration and have engraved on your mind and heart, all your dear sisters, one by one; not only their names,also their condition and character and their every situaiton and state. This lnot be difficult for you if you embrace them with charity.”

–Second Legacy of St. Angela Merici, founder of Ursuline Sisters

Today this quote of Angela stirs my heart because this day there are three special Ursuline women in my life who are celebrating the gift of life on their birthday. Birthdays give us cause to savor and celebrate the beauty, giftedness, and uniqueness of life, of friendship/relationship, of God’s favor in placing significant and special people in our life. Today I recall, savor and celebrate each of you and your beauty, giftedness and unique reflection of life and being Ursuline among us!

I give thanks today for these faith filled women, passionate MSJ Ursulines in many ways in their love for life, their dedication to ministry, and genuine support of me. I give thanks for your life today, Mary T, Monica and Diane. May your day be filled with special blessings and more than you deserve!