The work they’ve accomplished over the last three centuries in Northeast Ohio is varied and dynamic. Essences of this labor of love were captured in the “Women and Spirit” exhibit that toured nationally. It also was featured in the offshoot “Progress and Promise: Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio” exhibit in summer 2012 at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, which comprised history of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.
To continue this celebration and conversation about the history of women’s religious congregations in our region, Sister Lisa Marie Belz, OSU, will present on the history and ongoing ministries of Sisters in Northeast Ohio Tuesday, April 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Rd., Canfield.
Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. Please register by April 12 by emailing email@example.com.
About Sister Lisa Marie
Sister Lisa Marie Belz, OSU, Ph.D., has been an Ursuline Sister since 1983. She recently completed her doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity at Loyola University Chicago. After earning her bachelor’s from Ursuline College in Cleveland, Sister Lisa Marie went on to earn a Master’s in Ministry from Boston College and a Master’s in Biblical Studies from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend).
Sister Lisa Marie has taught at Ursuline high schools in the Cleveland area, as well as at Loyola University Chicago. She also served on the Cleveland Mission Team in El Salvador from 1995-2001. Presently she is an Assistant Professor at Ursuline College in Cleveland, where she teaches in both the Graduate Ministry Program and the Religious Studies department.