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Sister Kathleen Donohue, OSU

Sister Kathleen Donohue, a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province, pictured in this photo (left) recently shared her story with SOAR!  Sister Kathleen Donohue, OSU, a native of New Haven, CT, has dedicated her life to serving others through her work in education and ministry. Growing up in Norwich, she was surrounded…

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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Give thanks to God for creation’s bounty for the beauty of earth and sky. Give thanks to God for family and friends and those who walk with us through the challenges and blessings of daily life. Give thanks to God whose generous mercy helps us be people of compassion. Give thanks to God whose love…

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Brother Patrick Varilla, CFC

After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago, Patrick Varilla taught in an inner city school. He knew he was called to be more than just a teacher. When he met the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, he was drawn by their esprit de corps and the joy in their commitment to service. Brother Patrick entered the…

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A New Year Prayer

God of new beginnings and renewed hope, You bless all people in all times and places. Bless our family and friends, living and deceased. Bless those who struggle, who despair and are lonely. Bless those who are sick, and all in need of prayers. Bless those who long for your loving presence. Help us trust…

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