Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk- 96 Years in the U.S.
U.S. Province Celebrates 96th Anniversary!
Today the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk joyfully celebrate 96 years of ministry in the United States. In 1924 Mother Stanislaus and her Sisters, who had been ministering in Canada, accepted the challenge of a new mission in New York. On September 8th of that year they arrived at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park. The following year the Sisters also began teaching at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, and from there branched out to Long Island, Connecticut and beyond, even so far as Africa.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we held our 95th anniversary celebration. It was a wonderful day celebrated with family and friends who gathered to be with us. Looking back at how the world has changed so much since then, we are even more grateful that we had this opportunity to be together.
Anniversaries give us the opportunity to look to the past with gratitude, live in the present moment and plan for the future with hope and joy. We know there are challenges in our nation, our world, and our church, but we move ahead doing what we can, at this time in the life of our Province. Our Sisters in active ministry continue to provide hope and love as they serve those in need, while our retired Sisters continue to pray for you and your intentions, as well as for peace in our world.
We are deeply grateful to all of you who have supported our ministries and supported our retired Sisters. We hope we’ve made a difference in your lives through the witness of our life profoundly rooted in God, as we strive to make God known and loved each day. We will continue to adapt to the needs of the times and be messengers of joy, peace and hope. We hope you will continue to walk with us in our mission!
“Act, move, believe, strive, hope, cry out to Him with all your heart, for without doubt, you will see marvelous things.” – St. Angela Merici