Welcome to the Mount St. Joseph Archives blog Memories from the Mount! We are excited to use this medium to share with you the treasures of the Ursuline Sisters. So often in our work we come across records or books or pictures that make us stop and say, “Wow!”
The problem with this is usually we are the only ones to see it. This blog will give us the opportunity to share with you treasures found in the archives, little stories that are not often told, and pictures that put faces to names.
Archives are records that have permanent value. Meaning, some records created in day-to-day business can many years from now tell the history of the people using them. For example, letters written from a school in Raywick, Ky. can tell us about the sisters who served at that school and how it operated. When these records are no longer needed at the school, they come to the archives. The archivist puts the records in order and writes a finding aid (catalog) so that we can locate those records when needed in the future. As you can imagine, this takes a lot of work. Through the years the archives has had many sisters dedicate their time to this work. Currently, the archives has eight sisters who donate their time.
With the mergers of the Ursuline Sisters of Belleville in 2005 and Paola in 2009, the archives from these two communities have come to Maple Mount. In this blog we will be able to share with you their stories in addition to those of the sisters of Maple Mount.
We hope that you will find this blog an enjoyable and informative read of the great and memorable deeds, examples, and prayerful presence that the Ursuline Sisters of Maple Mount, Belleville, Paola and their missions have been and continue to be.