First-graders from St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Hopkinsville, Ky., came to Maple Mount on May 23, 2013 to sing for the sisters, as part of their ongoing relationship with Sister Jane Miriam Hancock.
Four years ago, the principal at St. Peter and Paul, Sarah Kranz, a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, suggested the students “adopt” an Ursuline Sister. The students chose Sister Jane Miriam, and wrote her a letter as an opportunity to work on their creative writing. Sister Jane Miriam wrote each of the children an individual letter.
Sister Jane Miriam listed writing to the students throughout 2012 as her Centennial service project, writing more than 100 letters in honor of the Ursuline Sisters 100th year as an independent community.
The students came to the Mount in December 2011 and sang Christmas songs, and came back in May 2012. The students, sporting shirts that said “Proud to be a Saint,” sang songs for the sisters in Saint Joseph Villa, and performed a play called “Strega Nona.”
Here are some pictures from the day.