Sister Cheryl’s Advent retreat day will prepare us for Christmas

Many people think that preparing for Christmas involves decorating their home, buying presents and cooking family favorites. Ursuline Sister Cheryl Clemons believes there is a more important preparation that people skip. “If people don’t find some way to prepare for Christmas spiritually, then it is only the stress, the bustle, the cooking,” Sister Cheryl said.…

Father Larry McBride shares Church teaching on cremation

Father Larry McBride, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Henderson, Ky., spoke to the Sisters in Saint Joseph Villa on Sept. 23, 2022, about the Catholic Church’s position on cremation. Several Sisters were unclear what the current Church position is on cremation. Father Larry explained that cremation is allowed as long as the…

Sister Marie Julie Fecher, OSU: Oct. 12, 1923-Sept. 22, 2022

Sister Marie Julie Fecher, 98, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Sept. 22, 2022, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life. She was a native of Hamilton, Ohio. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount, Ky., in 1940. In 2004, the Mount Alumnae Association selected her with…

Ursulines bring their virtual Convocation to more people

For the past 30 years, Ursuline Sisters in North America have gathered every three years for a Convocation. Due to the chaos unleashed by Covid-19 starting in 2020, the Convocation planning team came up with a  creative idea for Convocation 2022. It would take place online, but attendees could “travel” to a different location each…

Ursuline academy students learn about caritas at Brescia University

“As people called to love, what do we need to know?” That was one question posed to 24 high school students from Ursuline academies around the country on Sept. 15-17, 2022. They came to Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky., for a retreat titled “The Caritas of Angela: Love Through Ursuline Education” sponsored through the Ursuline…

Sisters support Catholic students during the Rainbow Mass

The Diocese of Owensboro Rainbow Mass returned for the first time since 2019 on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, with several Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph present to support the students. The Rainbow Mass began shortly after Bishop John McRaith named Ursuline Sister Amelia Stenger as superintendent of Catholic Schools in 1984. Sister Amelia told…

Quilt Bingo makes a triumphant return to Maple Mount

Quilt Bingo made its return to Maple Mount on Sept. 11, 2022, and everyone seemed to love it. There were so many enthusiastic adults in attendance that the organizers had to pull out a few extra tables and chairs in the Auditorium. There were 30 games of bingo played in a day that zoomed by.…

Sister Michael Marie Friedman, OSU: Oct. 1, 1946-Sept. 12, 2022

Sister Michael Marie Friedman, 75, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Sept. 12, 2022, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 57th year of religious life. She was a native of Glennonville, Mo. Sister Michael Marie followed in the footsteps of her Ursuline teachers from elementary school, devoting 45 years as an educator before…

Reflective Moments with Angela

By Sister Nancy Liddy Here at the Mount, all of us are very aware when the Ursuline leadership gathers for their regular Wednesday meetings. There is a change in the atmosphere on those days when the Sisters are praying for fruitful decision making. Meetings are fundamental in forming our lives as we come together to…

Not even traveling from Alaska could keep this Mount Girl away

The honor of who travels the farthest to attend Alumnae Weekend each year became a bit of a rout for Mary Costello and her sister Phyllis Bresnik, who depart California for Maple Mount each year. But in 2022, no one was going to challenge Rhonda Snawder Higgs for the title. The 1982 graduate traveled 15…