Cherished Christmas Carols with Sister Jane Falke

We continue our Advent celebration by sharing favorite Christmas carols of the Ursuline Sisters, and the story behind why they love them. Sister Jane Falke said it was hard to choose just one, but she selected “Silent Night” as her favorite. Here she explains why. “My father was a German Immigrant and ‘Silent Night’ originated…

Cherished Christmas Carols from Sister Mary Matthias Ward

As a special way to celebrate Advent in 2022, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph were asked to name their favorite hymn or song for the Christmas season, and why they like it. We’ll be bringing you their replies until Christmas in “Cherished Christmas Carols.”   Our first participant is Sister Mary Matthias Ward,…

Mark Blandford earns long-awaited retirement celebration

Mark Blandford retired as the Mount farm manager in December 2021, but a family emergency prevented a retirement celebration for him. Mark agreed to stay on as a consultant for another year as the farm transitioned into new hands. On Nov. 15, 2022, Mark finally got the retirement celebration he deserved for the 47 years…

Reflective Moments with Angela

(The Word Made Flesh and Poured Out by Mike Moyers) By Sister Nancy Liddy Once again, with the arrival of autumn came the community feast of Saint Ursula. On the following day, members of area religious communities celebrated the Diocesan Jubilee for Women Religious with the Bishop of Owensboro. Both celebrations gave us the opportunity…

Ursuline Sisters rememembered as part of Rhodelia church history

The Ursuline Sisters were invited to a Catholic church in Meade County, Ky., which is preserving its history with a new Family Life Center – which includes five Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who came from the parish. The original St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia was built in 1818, and its school began in…

Sister Alicia Coomes bids goodbye as she prepares for new ministry

Ursuline Sisters and members of the health care staff threw a goodbye party for Sister Alicia Coomes on Oct. 25, 2022. Sister Alicia is returning to full-time parish ministry at St. Peter of Alcantara in Stanley, Ky., and St. Augustine in Reed, Ky. She has served the past four years at Maple Mount, working closely…

Jubilee Sisters celebrated by the Diocese and Council of Religious

Beautiful words and music accompanied sisters from several congregations on Oct. 22, 2022, during the Diocese of Owensboro’s Jubilee for Women Religious. Gathering at St. Martin Catholic Church in the Daviess County community of Rome, the Council of Religious and Bishop William Medley honored 13 sisters from four communities celebrating jubilees, although only four could…

Sister Amelia Stenger to be named Brescia Distinguished Alumna

Ursuline Sister Amelia Stenger will be honored as one of three Distinguished Alumni of Brescia University on Oct. 22, 2022, the highest honor given to graduates of the Catholic university that was founded by the Ursulines in 1950. “I am very honored to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from Brescia University,” Sister Amelia said. “The…