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Ursuline Sisters welcomes two new associates

CANFIELD — The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown has welcomed new Ursuline Associates who all belong to parishes in the Diocese of Youngstown.

The Catholic adults are committed to the Sisters’ mission and ministry, and the charism of St. Angela Merici, who founded the vowed religious order in 1535, in Brecia, Italy. She prioritized faith, education and hospitality and embraced such virtues as compassion, respect and hope.

Joining the Ursulines as associates this year are Cindy and James G. Lacko of St. Patrick Parish in Hubbard.

Sister Norma Raupple is director of the associate program and says the entire Ursuline Sisters community welcomes the new members.

“Ursuline Associates are faith-filled, service-oriented men and women who journey with Ursuline Sisters,” she stated. “Our mutual, reciprocal relationships enable all of us to live the Gospel more fully in the spirit of St. Angela.”

The Ursulines now have more than 90 associates.

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