Today the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Angela Merici, Foundress of the Ursulines. To help the Sisters celebrate the day, Bishop Paprocki joined the Ursulines in Springfield last evening for Vespers and dinner; this morning he joined the Ursulines in Alton for Mass and lunch.
It is always a joy to be with a religious community, particularly on their Founder's feast day and when they think you can't have been ordained more than two years ago.
The Sisters were very gracious in our visits and both communities have been - and are - involved in very interesting ministries.
Through the intercession and inspiration of Saint Angela, may more young women follow in their footsteps!
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