Sister Emerentia Wiesner, OSU: January 16, 1924-January 17, 2020

Sister Emerentia Wiesner, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Jan. 17, 2020 at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 78th year of religious life. She was a native of Richmond, Kan. Sister Emerentia was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., prior to the merger with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She was a…

Casa Ursulina Update 2020

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…

Sister Jacinta Powers will spend six months serving refugees in Mexico

While working at a medical clinic in Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago, Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers explained why she enjoyed serving the poor. “Where God wants you is where passion and need intersect,” she said. “I’m always happy serving the poor.” Sister Jacinta is taking that opportunity again. On Jan. 10, 2020, she departed for…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Reception

A special Spanish celebration for Our Lady of Guadalupe took place in Maple Mount, Ky., in 2019. The Dec. 11 Mass occurred the evening before the saint’s Feast Day. Sister Sara Mara Gomez wanted to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe here in Kentucky. She retired to the Ursuline Motherhouse this year after serving almost 30…

Annual Christmas Candy Making

Every year in December, Sister Amelia leads the charge to make some holiday goodies. Thanks for the Vietnamese Sisters, she has lots of help to make her delicious creations. Today, they were captured making haystacks, chocolate-covered cherries and peppermint bark! We are sorry, but the candy is not for sale!!! Here are a few photos: 

2019 Staff Christmas Party

The annual Christmas party for the staff of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph was a chance to spread good cheer, eat delicious food and appreciate people celebrating service anniversaries. Here are some of the pictures from the party on Dec. 11, 2019, in the Mother Aloysius Room.  

Western Kentucky Associates Christmas Party 2019

For the seventh year, Ursuline Associates from Western Kentucky – and a few honorary members of their group – came to Saint Joseph Villa on Dec. 7, 2019, to celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas by throwing a party for the sisters. The sisters in the Villa were served treats, got festive headwear to keep,…

Center Christmas Celebration 2019

Each year during Advent, the staff of the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center makes an abundance of treats for the Ursuline Sisters and staff at the Motherhouse. Here are some photos from the festivities on Dec. 6, 2019.

Father Tony Shonis Brings Infancy Narratives to the Mount

Father Tony Shonis, a retired priest in the Diocese of Owensboro, brought his insights on the infancy narratives to the Ursuline Sisters on Dec. 6, 2019. Father Shonis, the former chaplain for Mount Saint Joseph, will speak during the first three Fridays of Advent about passages from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke pertaining to…

Sister Cheryl prepares for her next ministry after Brescia

Ursuline Sister Cheryl Clemons was ready for a sabbatical when her teaching career ended at Brescia University in 2004. She had been elected assistant congregational leader for the Ursuline Sisters, so there was no time to take off. When she left office in 2010, she again hoped for a sabbatical. But Brescia President Father Larry…