For our May episode, we are joined by Sr. Norma Raupple, an Ursuline Sister in Youngstown whose commitment to ministry has led her to the US/Mexico Border working with immigrant families. After 10 years at the border teaching English to mothers and securing grants to open a learning center and health clinic, Sr. Norma returned to Youngstown with the same spirit of service for the immigrant community. She headed a tutoring program through the Immigrant Outreach Program, a ministry of Beatitude House, gathering young adult college students and Americorps volunteers to become tutors. In 2016, the Ursuline Sisters in Youngstown were gifted a house to support their ministry, becoming a space for young adults to live in community and share in the gospel as they continued serving communities in need. We discuss the ways we can live out the call to service set out by St. Angela Merici and how to do so in community.
1. To learn more about the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, visit https://www.theursulines.org/
2. To offer support, volunteer, or offer support to immigrant families , visit Beatitude House at https://www.beatitudehouse.com/contact-us/
3. You can read a “Sister Story” about Sr. Norma Raupple on the Foundations website here: https://socfcleveland.org/stories/february-2018/sister-story-sr-norma-raupple,-osu