Sister Mary O’Leary

OUR SISTER IN GLORY…SISTER MARY O’LEARY [formerly known as Sister James Marie], entered eternal life Sunday, January 20, 2019. 

In the words of Sister Mary McCormick, Superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown:

As much as Sister Mary loved all aspects of ministry, it was still only part of her story. What drew her to Religious Life was the quest for God and God’s will. Her own vision for her life was part of the bigger story of God’s call to each of us. She linked the story of her own life with the story of the Christian journey each one of us makes. After her retirement she continued to commit herself to the Christian journey of service: she tutored at the Preschool and she worked with her close friend Sister Patricia and various groups at Beatitude House until she was no longer able to do so.

At the end of John’s gospel Jesus says to Peter: “When you were younger you used to go where you wanted; when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will lead you where you do not want to go.” Then Jesus said, “Follow me.”

We trust the ultimate end of her story to God and the Communion of Saints, including her mother, father, her four brothers and all our Ursuline Sisters who have gone before us in faith. May it be so for each of us.

All arrangements will take place in the chapel of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.

Calling Hours: Thursday, January 24 from 3 – 4:45 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 24 at 5 pm.