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Ursuline Sister Ellen Doyle, OSU Publishes Memoir

We are so pleased to share with you the release of a book published by one of our very own, Sister Ellen Doyle, OSU. Dear Uncle Stanley: Love and Letters Across Generations and Seasons is now available to purchase through publisher Orange Frazer.

What happens when a young woman in the springtime of life and her wise uncle in the winter of his start corresponding? And keep it up for eighteen years? Ellen Doyle, OSU, an Ursuline nun, was eighteen and dear Uncle Stanley, a diocesan priest, was sixty-eight at the beginning of their correspondence. Grateful for their own intergenerational relationship, Ellen and her great-uncle both believed from the beginning that their friendship was meant to share with others.


This memoir invites readers to engage their own intergenerational relationships and to discover new ones in every season of life, whether with a young adult away from home for the first time or with a grandmother revisiting a lifetime of family stories. Beginning with spring themes and ending with winter, letters written by Uncle Stanley and Ellen are prompts for reflection and for the reader’s own letter-writing and intergenerational dialogue.


Sr. Ellen Doyle, OSU - August 11, 2023

Sister Ellen is pictured here on the very day she picked up her first copy of her book from the publisher, coincidentally on the same day that marked her 50th anniversary of final vows. Big smiles all around to commemorate such a wonderful accomplishment!


Her upcoming Jubilee to celebrate her 50 years as an Ursuline will be held on September 2nd, 2023 at St. Columban’s Parish in Loveland, Ohio.


To purchase Sr. Ellen's book, head over to this link: Dear Uncle Stanley: Love and Letters Across Generations and Seasons.


We are very proud and hope you enjoy it!

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