“Crosses Close to Our Hearts” earns honor for Ursuline Sisters

As a way to display the crosses we all bear during Lent in 2021, some of the Ursuline Sisters took part in a social media campaign called “Crosses Close to Our Hearts,” in which the Sisters shared photos of their favorite crosses and the stories behind them. In October, during the Communicators for Women Religious…

Sisters learn a lesson on the art of soap making

Ursuline Sisters in Saint Joseph Villa got their hands dirty – or clean – on Oct. 5, 2021, after a hands-on demonstration of how to make their own fragrant soap. Lucia Felty of Henderson, Ky., demonstrated her soap-making techniques for the Sisters who gathered in Saint Joseph Villa. Here are a few pictures from the…

Reflective Moments with Angela October 2021

By Sister Nancy Liddy Many of the visitors to Maple Mount may be familiar with the statue of Saint Angela Merici in our Mount Saint Joseph Chapel. Once housed in the rotunda of the former motherhouse of the Ursulines of Paola, Kan., the statue has graced our chapel for over 10 years. Although I appreciate…

Cancer survivors “Fall into Fun” at Maple Mount

More than 20 people came to Maple Mount on Sept. 27, 2021, for “Fall into Fun – A Cancer Survivor Celebration” for cancer survivors and their loved ones who have been affected by cancer. The participants gathered in the Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium to enjoy lunch, socializing and learning about the latest resources available to…

Sister Marcella Schrant, OSU: June 17, 1926-Sept. 25, 2021

Sister Marcella Schrant, 95, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 76th year of religious life. She was a native of Walker, Kan. Sister Marcella was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., prior to the merger with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She exuded…

Immaculate Parish shares goody bags with Sisters at Maple Mount

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, church ministers have rarely been able to visit their parishioners in nursing homes. Sister Margaret Ann Aull, coordinator of Pastoral Care for Immaculate Parish in Owensboro, has instead led an effort to provide goody bags at all the nursing homes where Immaculate members are living. “Someone had the idea that…

Chix with Stix make their return to Maple Mount

Chix with Stix, a group of mostly Owensboro area women who enjoy knitting together, returned to Maple Mount on Sept. 20, 2021, to spend time with each other. The group first began coming to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in October 2015, usually twice a year for multiple days. This year they…

Brescia art exhibit honors the work of Sister Mary Diane Taylor

Brescia University hosted an opening reception on Sept. 3, 2021, for the commemorative art exhibit showcasing the art and teaching of the late Ursuline Sister Mary Diane Taylor. Sister Mary Diane died June 28, 2021, in her 69th year as an Ursuline Sister. She began serving as an art professor at Brescia in 1967 and…

Reflective Moments with Angela September 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington As I was pondering about this reflection, a line from Psalm 95 kept going through my head: If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart. What is a hardened heart? Do I have one? Pope Francis tells us this passage reminds us of parental tenderness that tells sinners to…