Pre-Holiday Quilt Sale!

The Ursuline Sisters of MSJ have some quilts that they would like to offer as a pre-holiday sale WITH 10% OFF the original price. We would like to give our supporters an opportunity to purchase these amazing pieces of art or give them as a gift to their loved ones this Christmas! We have sizes…

Ursuline Sisters join other women religious to support Paris Climate Agreement

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are joining with other religious communities across Kentucky and southern Indiana to state their disappointment with the federal government’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a letter signed by the Ursuline Sisters’ leadership and also the leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Sisters…

Renowned Peace Activist Father John Dear comes to Mount Saint Joseph

Father John Dear, a renowned peace activist, brought his presentation, “Jesus the Peacemaker: Following Jesus on the Path of Nonviolence” to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. More than 30 people from three states attended the retreat the evening of Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2019. Father John…

2019 Alumnae Memorial Mass

The Alumnae Memorial Mass paid tribute to the departed alumnae and faculty of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Junior College on Nov. 3, 2019.  Alumnae whose deaths were reported to the Partnerships office between Nov. 1, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019 were remembered individually during Mass. It’s always a touching moment to bring former students…

The Annual Diocesan Jubilee for Women Religious

The annual Diocesan Jubilee for Women Religious was held Oct. 19, 2019, celebrating sisters in all communities who serve or live within the Diocese of Owensboro. All the sisters honored this year were Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. The celebration was held at St. Martin Catholic Church outside Owensboro and sponsored by the Steering…

Harvard Divinity School researcher visits Maple Mount

It took a “meet and greet” and tweets for a Women’s Studies in Religion research associate at Harvard Divinity School to discover the former Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Maple Mount, Ky. Monica Mercado, who is also an assistant professor at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., is with the Women’s Studies in Religious Program at…

Sisters get to visit with students during Rainbow Mass

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph were recognized by Bishop William Medley during the biennial Rainbow Mass for their contributions to Catholic education. The Rainbow Mass on Sept. 25, 2019, at the Owensboro Sportscenter brought together students and educators from all 17 of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Owensboro. Each school wears…

Former Academy student returns to Maple Mount after 61 years

Jean Sites Oerther enjoyed telling her sons and grandchildren about how she attended a convent school during her first two years of high school. Since leaving Mount Saint Joseph Academy following her sophomore year in 1958, Oerther had never returned to Maple Mount, even though since 1979 she has lived in Louisville. “I’m not a…

Father John Dear brings ‘Jesus the Peacemaker’ to Maple Mount

One of the nation’s leading activists for nonviolence is coming to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in November to share his insights on peacemaking. On Nov. 1-2, 2019, Father John Dear, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is leading “Jesus the Peacemaker: Following Jesus on the Path of Peace and Nonviolence.” Father…