Three Kings Project aims to bring hope to tornado victims

As families continue to rebuild their lives following the devastating tornadoes of Dec. 10, 2021, the Ursuline Sisters and Associates are adapting a project begun by the Knights of Columbus to offer prayers and emotional support. During Christmastide (Dec. 25 to Jan. 6), the Knights of Columbus chapter in Louisville began the “Three Kings Project.”…

Longtime farm employee Mark Blandford calls it a career

The end of 2021 also marked another end of an era at Maple Mount with the retirement of farm manager Mark Blandford. When Mark began working on the Mount Saint Joseph farm, Richard Nixon was in trouble over the Watergate scandal, Paul VI was the pope and Joe B. Hall was in his second season…

Reflective Moments with Angela January 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington A short time ago we celebrated the great feast of Christmas. Actually, in our Catholic tradition, it is still Christmas. The season officially ends with the celebration of Epiphany on Jan. 6, the 12th day of Christmas. I once read a striking reflection on Christmas being about giving and forgiving. I…

Sister Martha Keller helps tornado victims find God in the chaos

In November 2021, a disabled parishioner at St. Jerome Parish in the far western Kentucky town of Fancy Farm called the pastoral associate, Ursuline Sister Martha Keller, to volunteer his services. “He couldn’t find a job, but he wanted to do something. He said he has organizational skills,” Sister Martha said. When a Dec. 10,…

Sisters celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Since 1931, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph have celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. Since the feast day fell on a Sunday in 2021, the Sisters celebrated the feast day Mass on Saturday, Dec. 11. In 1531, a man named Juan Diego lived in a small village near…

Reflective Moments with Angela December 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Do you like Advent? It is my favorite liturgical season. I like its symbols, rituals and rich vocabulary. Advent comes in December, the darkest month of the year. The word advent means coming. What is coming? Who is coming? The light of the world is coming. Jesus is coming. Why is…

Chix with Stix enjoy another day with each other at Maple Mount

Chix with Stix, a group of knitting enthusiasts, enjoyed another visit to Maple Mount on Nov. 19, 2021. The women gathered in the Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium to share their accomplishments with each other and enjoy each other’s company. Here are some photos.

Bishop Medley anoints Sisters and shares the hope of Advent

The Most Rev. William Medley, bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro, came to Maple Mount on Nov. 22, 2021, to anoint the Sisters and then to speak about the coming of Advent. “Advent reminds us we get to start over,” Bishop Medley said. “We get a second chance.” Advent begins on Nov. 28, the first…

Mount chaplain won’t let walnuts go to waste

Father Ray Goetz loves black walnuts. He enjoys walnuts in candy or baked in confections. He even puts them on his oatmeal. As chaplain for the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Father Ray literally lives among the walnuts in a house that abuts the Mount park. Maple Mount is home to dozens of walnut…