Thought for the Day – 29 May
Today, the congregation founded by Mother Ursula continues its work around the world, numbering at approximately 900 nuns and 100 communities in 12 countries including Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Finland, Belarus, Ukraine, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Tanzania. St Ursula educated her sisters to love God above all things and to see God in every human person and all creation. As a shining example of faith and complete trust in the Lord, she demonstrated her confidence through tireless work, constant smile, serenity of spirit, humility and the desire to live an ordinary life as a privileged path to holiness. Throughout her life, during a difficult political period, including the First World War, Julia maintained a constant focus on helping the poor, displaced and forgotten. When questioned about her political views, often at risk to her own life, she simply and repeatedly replied, “My policy is love.”
And there we have it – so often told us, most importantly by our Lord, the answer is clear – to be saints, our policy has to be LOVE!
St Ursula Ledóchowska Pray for us!