Sister Emerentia Wiesner, OSU: January 16, 1924-January 17, 2020

Sister Emerentia Wiesner, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Jan. 17, 2020 at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 78th year of religious life. She was a native of Richmond, Kan. Sister Emerentia was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., prior to the merger with Mount Saint Joseph in 2008. She was a…

Casa Ursulina Update 2020

Ursuline Sister Mary Elizabeth “Mimi” Ballard, director of Casa Ursulina (Dianna Ortiz Ursuline Center for Women) in Chillan, Chile, was home for a visit at Mount Saint Joseph in mid-January 2020. She gave a presentation to the Ursuline Sisters and others who could attend on Jan. 15. The talk was an overview of the Ursuline…

Sister Jacinta Powers will spend six months serving refugees in Mexico

While working at a medical clinic in Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago, Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers explained why she enjoyed serving the poor. “Where God wants you is where passion and need intersect,” she said. “I’m always happy serving the poor.” Sister Jacinta is taking that opportunity again. On Jan. 10, 2020, she departed for…

Reflective Moments January 2020

The god, Janus, has two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward. As I muse with that it seems an appropriate symbol for a new year. An invitation perhaps. As I look back at the year just past, are there things I did that enriched me and others? Are there things I wish I…

Sister Clara Reid, OSU: Jan. 14, 1939- December 29, 2019

Sister Clara Reid, 80, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Louisville in her 60th year of religious life. She was a native of Holy Cross, Ky. Sister Clara was always on the move, embracing the latest changes in education through 50 years as a teacher and principal. She remembered…

Sister Mary Jude Cecil, OSU: Oct. 10, 1932- Dec. 16, 2019

Sister Mary Jude Cecil, 87, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 16, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 69th year of religious life. She was a native of Owensboro. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount, in 1950. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Brescia College (now…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Reception

A special Spanish celebration for Our Lady of Guadalupe took place in Maple Mount, Ky., in 2019. The Dec. 11 Mass occurred the evening before the saint’s Feast Day. Sister Sara Mara Gomez wanted to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe here in Kentucky. She retired to the Ursuline Motherhouse this year after serving almost 30…

Annual Christmas Candy Making

Every year in December, Sister Amelia leads the charge to make some holiday goodies. Thanks for the Vietnamese Sisters, she has lots of help to make her delicious creations. Today, they were captured making haystacks, chocolate-covered cherries and peppermint bark! We are sorry, but the candy is not for sale!!! Here are a few photos: 

2019 Staff Christmas Party

The annual Christmas party for the staff of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph was a chance to spread good cheer, eat delicious food and appreciate people celebrating service anniversaries. Here are some of the pictures from the party on Dec. 11, 2019, in the Mother Aloysius Room.  

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,…