Nuns & Nuns Comes to Mahoning Valley

We’re starting a Nuns & Nones chapter for the Diocese of Youngstown. Parents and grandparents of millennials – and millennials themselves – are invited to an informational meeting Mon., April 25 at the Motherhouse, 4250 Shields Road at 7 p.m. Guests are asked to bring masks.

Sister Kathleen

Nuns & Nones is an international group uniting millennials and vowed-religious Sisters. Nones are adults ages 26-42 who believe in God and are spiritual beings but no longer consider themselves Catholic.

Sister Kathleen McCarragher is one of the founders of the local group. “Research shows Nones feel they aren’t part of any organized religion. We want to reach them — with simple conversation and no judging,” she said.

Sister Eileen Kernan, whose ministry centers on helping people grow their spirituality, is also a founder of the local chapter.

“We believe millennials are a spiritual group and willing to discuss their thoughts and experiences of God,” she said.

The millennials are invited to a follow-up meeting Mon., May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Motherhouse.

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are Catholic nuns who’ve ministered in the Mahoning Valley since 1874.