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…

Sister Visitor celebrates 50 years with a block party for its neighbors

When Ursuline Sister Michele Ann Intravia completed her degree in special education and elementary education in 1983, she expected to be a teacher all of her life. “I would have never dreamed when I entered the convent that I would be doing this sort of ministry,” she said about her 14 years at the Sister…

Reflective Moments August 2019

Do you like to color? I do. Why? For me it is an excellent spiritual practice that draws me inward to the center of my heart where I meet God. When I feel overwhelmed, anxious or stressed it helps me so much to pick up a coloring book or an art pad and color for…

The 2019 Convocation

Every three years since 1992, Ursuline Sisters from across the United States, Canada and Mexico have gathered for the Ursuline Convocation, a chance to reconnect with each other and the roots of their Ursuline heritage. The 2019 Convocation was held in the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Louis from July 25-28. There were 19 Ursuline…

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…

Community Days 2019

One of the most enjoyable weeks of the year at Maple Mount is when the Ursuline Sisters come home for Community Days. The 2019 Community Day were July 10-13, with all but two of the sisters making it back to Mount Saint Joseph. Here are photos from the days, shot by our intrepid photographer, Sister…

Reflective Moments July 2019

Do you like crossword puzzles? I love them. I usually work the one from our local newspaper every night. I also play Scrabble each evening. I find words fascinating.Sometimes when I am at prayer with my community a word will jump out at me and I want to remember it when I am playing Scrabble…

Gift Shop Ribbon Cutting

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph Gift Shop officially reopened on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, as Sister Amelia Stenger cut the ribbon and switched the “closed” sign to “open.” The Gift Shop has been closed for several months to refurbish and restock its merchandise. Sister Helen Smith and Sister Rose Jean Powers are now…

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.