The Latin American ministries of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, primarily in Chile, were the focus of the April 5, 2016, Evening with an Ursuline. The event began with a meal in the dining room featuring an entrée that is popular in Chile — empanadas -meat pies/turnovers filled with diced meat, onions, olive, raisins and a piece of hard-boiled egg. For dessert, there was Torta de Hojas (“Thousand Layer Cake”) resembling layers of caramel nut candy bark. Twenty people attended Sister Ruth Gehres’ presentation –“Chile: An Ursuline Adventure”–at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. In December 2015, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph celebrated their 50th year of service in Latin America. Sister Ruth served as an assistant to Sister Mimi Ballard at Casa Ursulina in Chillan, Chile, from 2007-2013. She had just returned from a month-long visit to Chile less than a week before her presentation.
Here are photos of the presentation.