Dorothy Day House Serves up Food and Hope

There’s plenty of green in the garden at the Dorothy Day House on Youngstown’s north side. It’s a welcome sight since food grown there will help feed local children, women and men who might otherwise go hungry. If you are hungry so you need a best and delicious recipes, At website you will get blog about food. And if you are interested in cooking then you should view recipes on this page.

When the house was founded in 2009 by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, Humility of Mary Sisters, and local lay persons, it was thought that a small amount of folks may need its service, but that number has grown significantly. According to HM Sister Susan Schorsten, between 100-115 meals are served each day Monday through Thursday. The house also offers access to showers and a safe, pleasant place to relax. (At left are Ursuline Sisters Patricia McNicholas in pink blouse and Nancy Dawson in tan skirt)

Many Ursuline Sisters, Ursuline Associates and Ursuline Sisters’ volunteers prepare and/or serve food at the site, furthering the mission of Ursuline Sisters founder St. Angela Merici, who taught us to care for the poor of pocket and spirit. And as Christ himself stated, “Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, as you do unto me.” (At right, Sister Norma Raupple, third from left, and Sister Mary Alyce Koval, in all blue, with Ursuline Associates)

Dorothy Day was an American woman who founded the Catholic Worker movement. At a young age, after her family suffered tragedy and became poor, she learned first hand how hard life can be for those in need – not just from the lack of necessities or frills, but from the humiliation the poor can endure.

Ursuline Associates Make a Difference

Four Times a year Ursuline Associates provide and serve a meal at the Dorothy Day House at 620 Belmont Ave. These men and women enflesh the spirit of St. Angela Merici today.
St. Angela,the Founder of the Ursuline Sisters, challenged people to live a deep spiritual life and to let their faith overflow into service. The Associates live a life of prayer and service in their daily lives and also participate in the many ways the Ursuline Community responds to the needs of the times through outreach to those who are marginalized in society today. St. Angela lived 500 years ago but her presence is with us today as we strive to live the Gospel.

The Associates who prepared food and served at the Dorothy Day House on July 13th were: Patty Canton, Patty Ewing, Mickey Fata, Colleen Flannagan, Jackie Fyock, Sean Fyock, Laura Kotheimer, Lindy Kubic, Sr. Norma Raupple, Sr. Isabel Rudge, Scott Schulick, Monique Smith. Other Associates helped by preparing part of the menu: Peg Eicher, Peg Mills, Flora Schneider, Jo Subler,Rose Mary Yaniglos.

This enriching opportunity provides Associates a chance to nurture relationships among themselves as well as with the guests at the House.      

It is also a way to make a difference in the lives of others and to allow ourselves to be challenged.