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:  

Teatime at the Mount

The inaugural “Teatime at the Mount” brought several people to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center for the first time on Aug. 13, 2019. The lunchtime event celebrated cancer survivors and those whose loved ones have been affected by cancer. Pam Simon, a longtime local educator, led a brief program after scones and…

Summer Retreat for Sisters 2019

The Summer Retreat for Women Religious brought Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph and women religious from other communities to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center the week of July 14-19, 2019.Sister Lynn Jarrell, a canon lawyer and the former president of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville (2008-2014) led the retreat, titled “Living…

Associates and Sisters Day 2019

Associates and Sisters Day 2019 brought a wonderful amount of sharing and reflection about ministering to others and how we share “love in action.” The all-day event on June 22 included welcoming three new Ursuline Associates who made their commitments. Here are photos from the day.

Creative Arts retreat is first of its kind at the Center

For the first time, a creative arts retreat took place from June 14-16, 2019, at the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. “Awakening the Soul with Creative Arts” showed participants how to stimulate their right brain for creativity and to deepen their spirituality. Activities included making objects with clay, writing poetry, coloring mandalas, creating…

Contemplative Photography Retreat

The participants in the May 11 “Contemplative Photography: Seeing with the Eye of the Heart Retreat” at the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center got the chance to enrich their awareness of the depth and beauty of life through photography. The day was led by Michele Gates, owner of MLGates Photography in Evansville, Ind.…