Ursuline Associates and Sisters Day spreads the joy of Caritas

Ursuline Associate Father Larry Hostetter shared the dream of a Caritas Center at Brescia University with participants of the annual Associates and Sisters Day on June 25, 2022. “Love calls us to try to understand each other, to accompany one another,” Father Larry said. “Hospitality is caritas in action.” Caritas is the Latin word for…

Ursuline legacy in Paola is being remembered by two agencies

The Ursuline Sisters were a constant presence in the small town of Paola, Kan., for more than 100 years. Two agencies serving people in Paola plan to make sure the Sisters are never forgotten. Ursuline Sisters first arrived in Paola in 1895, after separating from the Ursulines of Louisville. They established a reputation as wonderful…

Sisters and Associates hold a prayer service in Paola cemetery

Ursuline Sisters and Associates visited the former Motherhouse of the Ursuline Sisters of Paola, Kan., on June 4, 2022, to have a prayer service in the cemetery. The former convent is now home to Arista Recovery, a substance abuse treatment facility. The Sisters and Associates received a tour of the facility before heading to the…

No matter the season, it’s always a good day to blow bubbles

When Sister Alicia Coomes was gathering some items from the late Sister Marietta Wethington’s room this week, she was surprised to find bottles for blowing bubbles. So, on June 1, 2022, some of the Ursuline Sisters in Saint Joseph Villa gathered in one of the courtyards to blow bubbles in her memory on the sunny…

Reflective Moments with Angela June 2022

(Sister Marietta Wethington wrote the monthly Reflective Moments with Angela for many of the past 15 years or longer. Sister Marietta went to heaven on May 26, 2022, so a new voice will take over in July. This reflection of Sister Marietta’s from June 2020 seemed especially timely as her final words.) The writer of…

Sister Sharon Sullivan to once again guide Leadership Council

The Ursuline Sisters looked to the past for the person to lead them into the future, selecting Sister Sharon Sullivan as congregational leader, six years after she left the same office. Sister Sharon was congregational leader from 2010-16. The native Texan becomes only the second Sister in the community’s history to be elected to nonconsecutive…

Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU: Dec. 12, 1938-May 26, 2022

Sister Marietta Wethington, 83, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died May 26, 2022, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 67th year of religious life. She was a native of Clementsville, Ky. Sister Marietta was gifted with a deep prayerfulness and hospitality that she shared easily with others. She loved teaching children to read,…

Sisters plant May flowers to fill Villa courtyard with color

On a spring day that felt more like summer, some of the Ursuline Sisters living in Saint Joseph Villa gathered in the Villa courtyard on May 12, 2022, to plant flowers in the raised bed. The Sisters planted verbenas, snapdragons, marigolds, geraniums and wave petunias. They were assisted by Sister Alicia Coomes, coordinator of pastoral…

Ursulines celebrate Brescia graduation of Vietnamese sisters

The first Saturday in May 2022 was a time for celebrating at Maple Mount – both Kentucky Derby day and the Brescia University graduation. The final two Vietnamese sisters living at Maple Mount earned their degrees from Brescia and shared their joy with the Ursuline Sisters. Since 2013, Maple Mount has been home to sisters…