Cancer survivors “Fall into Fun” at Maple Mount

More than 20 people came to Maple Mount on Sept. 27, 2021, for “Fall into Fun – A Cancer Survivor Celebration” for cancer survivors and their loved ones who have been affected by cancer. The participants gathered in the Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium to enjoy lunch, socializing and learning about the latest resources available to…

Chix with Stix make their return to Maple Mount

Chix with Stix, a group of mostly Owensboro area women who enjoy knitting together, returned to Maple Mount on Sept. 20, 2021, to spend time with each other. The group first began coming to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in October 2015, usually twice a year for multiple days. This year they…

Yarn Spinners return to the Mount for a fun retreat day

After waiting for nearly two years, the Yarn Spinners were happy to return to Mount Saint Joseph for a new spinning retreat day! The group normally meets four times a year for a weekend retreat, but the pandemic put all of that on hold. At last, spinning retreat days were scheduled for Aug. 14, Oct.…

Sister Cheryl Clemons welcomes 25 to women’s retreat on Julian of Norwich

Ursuline Sister Cheryl Clemons proved some things can return to normal following a pandemic, as she welcomed 25 people to her annual women’s retreat on May 22, 2021. The retreat – “Hope and Healing in Julian of Norwich” – was moved to the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish hall because the Mount Saint Joseph Conference…

The First 12 Keys Class at St. Stephen

After two months of cancellations or postponements due to the coronavirus, the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center was able to start a new program on June 3, 2020. “12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality: Powerful Lessons to Living Agelessly” is being presented by Center Director Maryann Joyce. The program consists of six morning sessions…

Quilting Friends have fun serving the Ursuline Sisters

Jo Anna Pearson grew up as a foster child, so she knows the feeling of arriving at a new home with no possessions. Seven years ago, she began making “quillows” – a quilt that folds into a pillow – to donate to foster children where she lives in Columbus, Ga. “This is something they can…

Friends and Fun at the Mount 2020

The first “Friends and Fun at the Mount” on Jan. 29, 2020, was a hit, with 31 women in attendance. The event took place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All of the visitors gathered in the dining room and brought their own games, craft projects or…

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…

A Mount Proposal

For many years, the Christian Leadership Institute has brought high school students from across the Diocese of Owensboro to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center to help develop their leadership potential. In 2017, CLI also sewed some seeds of romance. Jose’ Solorza and Emily Linn were volunteers in 2017 and fell in love.…

Smockers and Stitchers 2019

It’s the second year that the women of Smockers and Stitchers have made the trip out to the Mount. This year, 27 ladies from 11 different states gathered here to create some beautiful pieces!!! Here are some photos of their time here: