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My Vocation Story – Sister Michael Ann Monaghan

When Barbara Nell Monaghan was in high school, she took an aptitude test that told her she would make a good inspector. Following her graduation, she moved from her home in Central City, Ky., to Hammond, Ind., where two of her sisters lived. She got a job working at Inland…

Around the Farm August 2015

We are continuing our Around the Farm newsletter for the month of August to share information and pictures of what happens around the farm throughout the year. During the month of August, the farm is busy with the harvest of grapes, which the sisters use to make jams and jellies…

My Vocation Story – Sister Francis Louise Johnson

The school year had just ended on June 2, 1954, when Jane Louise Johnson made an appointment with Ursuline Sister Jean Claire Ballard, who was the principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Mayfield, Ky. The sisters at the school were leaving for Maple Mount the next day, but Sister…

Casa Ursulina Celebrates its Eighteenth Anniversary

CELEBRATE! It’s a magic word at Casa Ursulina, and one that always draws an eager group of women to the “Ursuline House” in Chillán, Chile. For Sister Mimi Ballard and the women of the CU community, August is a special month of celebration. As the cold, wet winter begins to…

Sister Emma Cecilia Busam honored for her pioneering archives work

The Archivists of Congregations of Women Religious (ACWR) is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its founding this year. As part of this celebration, Ursuline Sister Emma Cecilia Busam will be recognized Aug. 29 as a founding member at ACWR’s 2015 Triennial Meeting in Pittsburgh. Sister Emma Cecilia founded the modern…