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Ursuline Associates Host August Picnic

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Sister Mary Kay Garvin and Sister Beth Hemminger share relaxing moments.

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Mary Martin, Associate, entertains with her piano tunes to enhance the evening.

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Taking the pause that refreshes are L to R: Nanci Riddle, Sister Mary Ellen Nagle, Kathy Sarver and Don Riddle.

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Cousins, Sister Stephanie Helfrich and Associate Janet Helfrich take time to remember family stories.

Volunteer Opportunity Brings Hope

RAM is an acronym for Rural Area Medical.

The Health Wagon was begun by Sister Bernie Kenny, a Medical Missionary of Mary, about 15 years ago. She began by purchasing an old Volks Wagon "Hippie Bus" for $500! The Health Wagon serves the very poor of Wise County, VA; unemployment is 40%.

The HW invited RAM to join in the health fair later. All the medical and support staff are volunteers. All medicines, tests and equipment are donated and free to the patients.

Sister Mary Kay Garvin and Associate, Nanci Riddle served as patient escorts. We served nearly 4000 during the weekend for a total of nearly a million dollars worth services and medical supplies. Sister Mary Kay and Nanci hope to return next year.

"Really, my life is changed for having been among these good people. I am so blest!" Nanci

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Photo #1 All of our group standing in front of the new Health Wagon: Nanci, 2nd from left. Sr. Mary Kay, 5th from left.

Photo #2 The shoe and clothing tent. Patients were able to take what they needed. All was provided by a local Baptist church.

Publicity Committee Plans for 2014 - 2015


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Left to Right Back:Sister Donna Frey, Sister Sandy Sherman. Chris Soto, Sister Mary Alice Henkel, Sister Joy Gray
Nanci Riddle, Amy Good and daughter. 
Front: Sister Justine Hill, Sarah Abts.

SOAR Grant Received

In May, Ursuline Center received notification that the SOAR (Support Our Aging Religious) grant application, written by Sr. Justine Hill, had been approved. A NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer Bike was purchased and arrived in June to the delight of the residents.

As you can tell by the picture, residents were excited to "take it for a test drive." The bike was placed on the second floor sun porch that looks out over our beautiful campus. What a peaceful setting for exercise.

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Sister M. Magdaleva Camp, SND

Down Memory Lane

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Sister M. Marcella Stein, born Lucy Stein on March 7, 1900 in Raab, OH, entered the Ursuline Convent in 1916 completing her high school curriculum at St. Ursula Academy. Known to many as "Mother Marcella", she was without guile of a sweet disposition and thought no ill of anyone , often asking, "You did not do that on purpose, did you, Sister?", of a guilt-ridden junior professed Nun. She was Directress of the Juniorate for over ten years, served on the Council for six years and was the Motherhouse Local Superior for six years. Her teaching career began at Good Shepherd and continued at St. Agnes and St. Rose, Perrysburg. Most of her teaching was at St. Angela Hall for an accumulated 21 years. She retired in 1984 and died September 10,1987 at age 87.



Contact Information

Ursuline Convent Offices, 4045 Indian Road, Toledo, OH 43606

Ursuline Center, 4035 Indian Road, Toledo, OH 43606

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Web Site Update Coming Soon

Within the next couple weeks the Ursuline Sisters web site will have a new look.  Get ready for a fresh and updated look coming your way!


St. Angela


September 20, 2014

Reflection Day

Ursuline Center

Presenter: Sister Jan Lonsway, SND

Theme: "Loving Sabbath"

How the Jewish people observed Sabbath in their culture and how we can live Sabbath in our lives today


10:00 – Reflection

10:30 - Exposition

Quiet Time

Until noon

All are welcome!

International Ursuline Website


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Global Sisters Report
A Project of National Catholic Reporter

  Go to www.globalsistersreport.org

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