Diocese of Owensboro honors Sisters celebrating jubilees

Each fall, the Steering Committee of the Council of Religious for the Diocese of Owensboro sponsors a celebration of the jubilees for the women religious in the diocese. This year’s event was held Oct 23, 2021, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Owensboro. Ursuline Sisters, a Glenmary Sister and a Carmelite Sister were honored, although not all jubilarians could attend. The celebration was canceled last year due to Covid, so jubilarians from both 2020 and 2021 were honored.

Bishop William Medley presided over the event and said the word that always touches him in the bible is the “tender” mercy of God.

“Our God is not portrayed as Zeus hurling lightning bolts,” Medley said. “Our God is a tender God. My experience of women religious, from my time as a child until now, is that the world is a more tender place because of … the life you’ve lived.”

Here are photos from the day.


  1. Susan Gray Schwerdtfeger, A'62

    Congratulations to all these dear Ursuline Sisters! You are a true example of sacred commitment!

  2. Elizabeth Clemons

    What a beautiful ceremony! Congratulations to ALL the Sisters. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Michele Morek

    Oh, looks like so much fun! I am sorry to miss out on all the festive fellowship….maybe next year!

  4. Sally (Murphy) Buford

    Congratulations to all of the Jubilarians!

    The Murphy siblings are always proud of our sister, Sister Nancy!

    Peggy McCarthy, Tom Murphy, Monica Blandford, Sally Buford, Mary Rose Riney, Betty Rogers, and Bill Murphy.

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