Sisters celebrate jubilees spanning 40 to 80 years of service

Eight of the 10 Ursuline Sisters celebrating jubilees of religious profession in 2022 gathered at the Motherhouse Chapel on July 16 for Mass and a special dinner in their honor. Only Sister Sara Marie Gomez and Sister Katherine Stein — both celebrating 60 years — were unable to be part of the special day. Here…

Sister Sharon Sullivan celebrates 40 years as an Ursuline Sister

Our final jubilarian of 2022 is another Sister who has devoted much of her life to Brescia University — Sister Sharon Sullivan. Sister Sharon is celebrating 40 years as an Ursuline Sister. She was born in Austin, Texas, raised in Houston, but her family moved to Owensboro, Ky., when she was 13. Sister Sharon has…

Sister Katherine Stein celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Katherine Gertrude Stein, a native of St. Louis, is celebrating 60 years as an Ursuline Sister. She is known for her generous spirit and her contemplative heart. She graduated from Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky., in 1966 with a degree in elementary education, and later earned certification as a chaplain. Sister Katherine taught at…

Sister Sheila Anne Smith celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Sheila Anne Smith is celebrating her 60th year as an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph. She was born in Butler, Pa., but as a child her family moved to Farmington, N.M. Sister Sheila Anne is a prayerful person who spent 35 years often serving the poor and Native Americans in her beloved Southwest.…

Sister Rose Jean Powers celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Another in the long line of legendary Brescia University Sisters is celebrating an anniversary of religious profession this year, Sister Rose Jean Powers. Sister Rose Jean, a native of Cloverport, Ky., is celebrating 60 years as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Rose Jean is known for her willingness to help and listen to those in need,…

Sister Michele Morek celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Michele Morek, a native of New Mexico, is celebrating 60 years as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Michele’s zeal for science and nature and her enthusiastic support to further the cause of women have been hallmarks of her life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky., in 1966, then…

Sister Sara Marie Gomez celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Sara Marie Gomez went to heaven on July 24, 2022, three months after this jubilee notice appeared on the website. The Ursuline Sisters are honoring five women this year who entered the community in 1962. The first is Sister Sara Marie Gomez. Sister Sara Marie, a native of Gobernador, N.M., is celebrating 60 years…

Sister Michael Ann Monaghan celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

The next of our Sisters celebrating a jubilee in 2022 is Sister Michael Ann Monaghan. Sister Michael Ann, a native of Central City, Ky., is celebrating 70 years as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Michael Ann holds with great love each student she was privileged to help and is grateful for the parents and all who…

Sister Ruth Gehres celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Ruth Gehres, a native of Evansville, Ind.,  is celebrating 70 years as an Ursuline Sister. She is a great lover of teaching, music and languages, an excellent editor, and is devoted to telling the stories of the Sisters and the people they serve. In 1962, she received her bachelor’s degree in English from Brescia…

Sister Eva Marie Boone celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Eva Marie Boone, a native of Howardstown, Ky., is celebrating 70 years as an Ursuline Sister. Her rural upbringing helped her develop a deep love of nature. Throughout her many years as an educator, she also developed a strong sense of social justice. In 1966, Sister Eva earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education…