Escape to the Mount Weekend 2020–Trivia Night

The second annual Trivia Night hosted by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, was a fun evening for all in attendance. Some of the Ursuline Sisters volunteered, and others played trivia. A few Ursuline Associates were also on hand. This year’s “Escape to the Mount” trivia was held at…

Reflective Moments September 2020

In his letter to the Galatians, Saint Paul tells us that as we sow so shall we reap. We see a lot of reaping going on right now. Farmers and gardeners are reaping what they sowed earlier. At our meals we are enjoying fresh tomatoes, green beans and squash. Riding along the road, one can…

Hawaiian Luau 2020

The Sisters in the Villa were treated to their annual Hawaiian luau yesterday! Even though things looked a bit different with social distancing and each Sister sat at their own table, the Sisters were still able to enjoy lots of fresh fruit, door prizes and some Hawaiian trivia!! Here are a few photos from the…

Sister Anne Michelle Mudd, OSU: January 12, 1941-August 11, 2020

Sister Anne Michelle Mudd, 79, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Aug. 11, 2020, in Leitchfield, Ky., in her 60th year of religious life. She was a native of Peonia, Ky. Sister Anne Michelle had a “can do” spirit, which served her well during 56 years as an educator. She was a 1964…

Our Lady of the Snows Procession 2020

Each year on Aug. 5 – the Feast of Our Lady of the Snows – the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph process to the cemetery in Maple Mount to remember and give thanks to the Sisters who helped them form an independent community. It was on that date in 1911 that Mother Agnes O’Flynn…

Reflective Moments August 2020

Recently our country said goodbye to Congressman John Lewis. John Robert Lewis always wanted his voice to be heard. When he was young, he used to preach to the chickens. Perhaps that was because the chickens couldn’t talk back to him like people can. Congressman Lewis suffered many hardships in his life; however, he allowed…

Corn Shuckers 2020

July may be mean backyard cookouts, swimming pools and summer vacations to many people. At Maple Mount, a July tradition is harvesting sweet corn from the farm. The first day of 2020 cutting, shucking and preparing the sweet corn to eat came on July 27, when the small dining room was converted into a well-run…

Reflective Moments July 2020

Recently I came across a saying that tells us the poor have much to teach us. As I thought about that I asked myself what the poor can teach us. Dependence is one thing. Most of us like to be independent. I remember when one of my nephews was little and his mother wanted to…

A letter to the editor of the Courier-Journal and The Record about the DACA ruling

To the Editor:   Together with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), we celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down President Trump’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Court’s ruling safeguards the right of 700,000 DACA recipients to live and work in the country that is their home. DACA…

The First 12 Keys Class at St. Stephen

After two months of cancellations or postponements due to the coronavirus, the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center was able to start a new program on June 3, 2020. “12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality: Powerful Lessons to Living Agelessly” is being presented by Center Director Maryann Joyce. The program consists of six morning sessions…