Western Kentucky Associates Christmas Party 2019

For the seventh year, Ursuline Associates from Western Kentucky – and a few honorary members of their group – came to Saint Joseph Villa on Dec. 7, 2019, to celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas by throwing a party for the sisters. The sisters in the Villa were served treats, got festive headwear to keep,…

Center Christmas Celebration 2019

Each year during Advent, the staff of the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center makes an abundance of treats for the Ursuline Sisters and staff at the Motherhouse. Here are some photos from the festivities on Dec. 6, 2019.

Father Tony Shonis Brings Infancy Narratives to the Mount

Father Tony Shonis, a retired priest in the Diocese of Owensboro, brought his insights on the infancy narratives to the Ursuline Sisters on Dec. 6, 2019. Father Shonis, the former chaplain for Mount Saint Joseph, will speak during the first three Fridays of Advent about passages from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke pertaining to…

Reflective Moments December 2019

Henri Nouwen tells us God is a God of the present moment. Recently, a friend gave me a booklet of Advent reflections. The title is “The Time to Be Awake.” Yes, Advent calls us to be awake. The word Advent means “coming.” Who is coming? What is coming? Jesus, our Savior, is coming. Not really.…

Sister Cheryl prepares for her next ministry after Brescia

Ursuline Sister Cheryl Clemons was ready for a sabbatical when her teaching career ended at Brescia University in 2004. She had been elected assistant congregational leader for the Ursuline Sisters, so there was no time to take off. When she left office in 2010, she again hoped for a sabbatical. But Brescia President Father Larry…

Pre-Holiday Quilt Sale!

The Ursuline Sisters of MSJ have some quilts that they would like to offer as a pre-holiday sale WITH 10% OFF the original price. We would like to give our supporters an opportunity to purchase these amazing pieces of art or give them as a gift to their loved ones this Christmas! We have sizes…

Ursuline Sisters join other women religious to support Paris Climate Agreement

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are joining with other religious communities across Kentucky and southern Indiana to state their disappointment with the federal government’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a letter signed by the Ursuline Sisters’ leadership and also the leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Sisters…

Renowned Peace Activist Father John Dear comes to Mount Saint Joseph

Father John Dear, a renowned peace activist, brought his presentation, “Jesus the Peacemaker: Following Jesus on the Path of Nonviolence” to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. More than 30 people from three states attended the retreat the evening of Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2019. Father John…

2019 Alumnae Memorial Mass

The Alumnae Memorial Mass paid tribute to the departed alumnae and faculty of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Junior College on Nov. 3, 2019.  Alumnae whose deaths were reported to the Partnerships office between Nov. 1, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019 were remembered individually during Mass. It’s always a touching moment to bring former students…

Father Volk and all the departed souls remembered at Mass

The 100th anniversary of the death of legendary priest Father Paul Joseph Volk brought Ursuline Sisters and guests to Maple Mount on Nov. 2, 2019, to join Bishop William Medley for a Mass to celebrate a Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. The All Souls’ Day Mass, in which the Church prays for all who…