Ursuline Sister Mary Elizabeth “Mimi” Ballard, director of Casa Ursulina (Dianna Ortiz Ursuline Center for Women) in Chillan, Chile, was home for a visit at Mount Saint Joseph in mid-January 2020. She gave a presentation to the Ursuline Sisters and others who could attend on Jan. 15. The talk was an overview of the Ursuline Sisters’ ministry in Chile, including how their emphasis has changed over the years as the needs have changed. She also announced the transition of Casa Ursulina from an Ursuline-owned property to an independent not-for-profit. This was done for future legal purposes when there may not be an Ursuline Sister on the premises. A few of the Ursuline Associates in Chile were involved in the transition process. Casa Ursulina will be able to continue, especially with the help of volunteers (about 30 women volunteer there now).
Here are photos of the presentation: