Merry Christmas

May you have the Gift of Faith,
the blessings of Hope,
and the peace of His love
at Christmas and always.
Rosann Whiting and the Trustees of UEN

Job Opening-Ursuline Academy-Dedham, MA

Ursuline Academy, an independent Catholic school for young women in Grades 7-12 in Dedham, MA, seeks a forward-thinking, results-oriented, and faith-filled Catholic leader for the role of Principal, beginning July 1, 2021. 

O Antiphons

The O Antiphons, also known as the great Os, are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days in the post-1970 form of the Catholic Mass, although the Lectionary moves O Emmanuel to the 21st, uses Rex Gentium on both the 22nd and 23rd, and places O Oriens on the morning of the 24th, with authorization for the traditional ordering from the 17th through the 23rd.


December 17 A Child at Rest  Isaiah 11:6

December 18 The Power of Children Ps 18:28-29


Standing at the threshold of another Advent we hear the invitation of Christ: "Come away to a deserted place and rest a while."

And so we begin our season of growth and expectation--a time to secret ourselves with Mary, to join our hearts with hers, and to grow pregnant with God together. God invites us to a quiet place of reflection and bounty.

A CHILD IN WINTER  Caryll Houselander

Angela Merici, A Woman of Faith and Hope

"Heartbeats is happy to be back after its summer break, and such a different summer it has been for all of us! The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in more ways than we could have ever imagined; and as we move into another season, we continue to wrestle with the unknowns of what truly lies ahead. With life as it is for all of us, it seems fitting to turn to St. Angela as a woman of faith and hope as our focus for the next several issues of Heartbeats. We hope these issues can be a grounding place for our own faith and hope..."

Prayer St Ursula

"Loving God, St. Ursula had the courage and leadership to gather others and unite them in love and discipleship with Jesus the Savior..."