Reflective Moments with Angela

By Sister Michele Morek In the novitiate I worked in the Diet Kitchen with Sister Mary Laura, who would sing “Don’t let the stars get in your eyes …” but I beg to differ. Now eagerly awaiting the Green Comet and the end of cloudy weather, I have been reflecting on how I love stars,…

Mary Carrico square dancers perform for the Ursuline Sisters

Students from Mary Carrico Catholic School in Knottsville, Ky., came to Maple Mount on Jan. 30, 2023, to square dance and sing for the Sisters in Saint Joseph Villa. Each year during Catholic Schools Week, Sister Mary Celine Weidenbenner, a teacher at Mary Carrico since 2007, brings the students to the Mount. Many years ago,…

Janice Luckock finds two homes with the Ursuline Sisters

When she moved to Owensboro in 2021 after 32 years in Florida, Janice Luckock knew she wanted to buy a “big old Victorian house.” She found what she was looking for at 514 St. Ann St., in downtown Owensboro. “When I walked in the door, I knew it was my house,” she said. “I kept…

Sister Marie Montgomery celebrates her 100th birthday

On Jan. 27, 2023, Ursuline Sister Marie Montgomery celebrated her 100th birthday with a party in the Rainbow Room at Saint Joseph Villa. Sister Marie is the oldest Sister in the community, and has been an Ursuline for 79 years. She was a teacher for most of those years, with a few years in Kentucky…

Sister Mimi’s ministry continues evolving at Casa Ursulina

Ursuline Sister Mimi Ballard has been organizing fiber arts classes for 26 years at Casa Ursulina, the Ursuline ministry in Chillán, Chile. And yet she never knows when she will be called to minister in a different way to people who come to her door. When the Covid pandemic hit in March 2020, Casa Ursulina…

Join the Ursuline Sisters as we pray for an end to mass violence

Our hearts are grieving as we learn of the shootings in Monterey Park, Calif., another act of mass violence. We all feel helpless when facing this senseless destruction. But Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph ask you to…

The Sisters’ prayers are a source of strength for supporters year round

Despite the cold weather of late fall and early winter, Sister Mary McDermott helps a tree grow at Maple Mount. This is not a tree that needs watering or soil. It needs prayers. Sister Mary volunteers in the Mission Advancement office. Each fall during the annual appeal campaign, the Development staff also urges the Ursuline…

Cherished Christmas Carols with Sister Martha Keller

Our final “Cherished Christmas Carol” is being shared by Sister Martha Keller, who serves as Assistant Congregational Leader for the Ursuline Sisters. She also tells us her favorite Christmas tradition.   “My favorite Christmas song will always be ‘O Holy Night.’ The melody is breathtaking and obviously beautiful, but each year a new lyric strikes…

Cherished Christmas Carols with Sister Rebecca White

Throughout Advent, we’ve been sharing “Cherished Christmas Carols” of the Ursuline Sisters. Today’s carol is the same one that we started with, this time from Sister Rebecca White. “‘O Come All Ye Faithful'” has always been special to me. When we get to the refrain, we usually sing the first part quietly, the second part…

Cherished Christmas Carols with Sister Susan Mary Mudd

Sister Susan Mary Mudd chose her most “Cherished Christmas Carol” because the song gave her confidence with music. “Among the many Christmas hymns that I cherish is, ‘What Child Is This.’ I really like the words, but, once upon a time, I picked up the guitar.  That hymn was so easy to play that it…