The Mission and Heritage Commission
What face of Angela will you show the world today?
Through the lives of the Mission & Heritage members, the Mission of the Ursulines continues to touch the lives of many!
The theme of the Mission & Heritage Commission meeting on Nov. 29th was the value of Justice. Thirty participants experienced a guided meditation as a means of becoming more aware of those we are privileged to live with and work with on our faith journey.
The life of Sister Dorothy Kazel was highlighted through both video and story. This Ursuline woman and her companions who enriched the world through their ministry of Justice inspired all present.
The importance of the evening was the impact that the prayer, sharing and activities had on all the participants. It served to deepen the awareness of the need for all of us to be living examples of Gospel Justice in today’s society.
For more information on this group e-mail Sister Joan Petersen: email@example.com
The Mission and Heritage Commission celebrated their 10th anniversary with a beautiful prayer service followed by a fabulous meal. We would like to thank all of the members who have given of their time and talent to promote the spirituality and charism of St. Angela Merici during the past 10 years!
Under the direction of Sister Joan Petersen, the Ursuline Sisters' Mission Integration Office is charged with advancing the Ursuline mission of transforming lives through contemplation, justice and compassion.
Our mission is the purpose and embodiment of why we exist, therefore our core values must permeate our actions and direct our decisions.
As Cleveland Ursulines committed to Gospel values, we strive to:
- Foster a sense of awe and wonder of all God's works manifested in creation;
- Intentionally develop and nurture right relationships among ourselves and others;
- Align ourselves with the oppressed, especially women and children;
- Unconditionally accept each person's dignity;
- Be present with one another to nurture, support, encourage and build self-esteem; and
- Exemplify true hospitality.
In order to promote our Ursuline Value of Contemplation, a morning of prayer was facilitated by Sister Joan Petersen on Saturday, March 19th at the Ursuline Educational Center. Time was devoted to personal awareness and appreciation of Christ’s unconditional love for every individual.
Scripture, music, meditation, a power point and interaction assisted the fifty-eight participants to reflect on traveling their Lenten Journey with their Savior. The group celebrated Eucharist with the Ursuline Congregation, and concluded the morning by sharing their thoughts with one another.
MISSION AND HERITAGE COMMISSION
Also led by Sister Joan, our Mission & Heritage Commission attunes individual members to the importance--both to themselves and society--of incorporating Ursuline values by living the Ursuline mission. The Commission is composed of people employed by Ursuline institutions, including those we sponsor: Beaumont School, Urban Community School, Ursuline College and Villa Angela - St. Joseph High School; Ursuline sisters and associates; and members of the community at large.
The Mission & Heritage Commission:
- Introduces members to St. Angela's life and counsels;
- Inspires members to deepen their spirituality;
- Encourages members to share their faith stories;
- Enriches society by promoting compassionate outreach of the part of members;
- Promotes the Ursuline mission in the workplace; and
- Builds community with each meeting.
Each year at the closing event of the Mission & Heritage Commission a few members take some time to talk about their Experience as a member of the Mission & Heritage Commission. Please take some time to read them below.