Harvard Divinity School researcher visits Maple Mount

It took a “meet and greet” and tweets for a Women’s Studies in Religion research associate at Harvard Divinity School to discover the former Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Maple Mount, Ky. Monica Mercado, who is also an assistant professor at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., is with the Women’s Studies in Religious Program at…

Going Above and Beyond

In March of 2020, it will mark three years of employment for me here at the Mount. During my time here, I have learned that I can do much more than the tasks that are listed in my job description. Working at the Mount, no matter what position, requires you to be a jack-of-all-trades. The…

Reflective Moments October 2019

For me, October seems like such a special month. It opens with the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, often known as “the Little Flower.” She was also the third woman declared a Doctor of the Church. October 2nd is the feast of the Guardian Angels. In our Catholic tradition we were taught…

Sisters get to visit with students during Rainbow Mass

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph were recognized by Bishop William Medley during the biennial Rainbow Mass for their contributions to Catholic education. The Rainbow Mass on Sept. 25, 2019, at the Owensboro Sportscenter brought together students and educators from all 17 of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Owensboro. Each school wears…

Former Academy student returns to Maple Mount after 61 years

Jean Sites Oerther enjoyed telling her sons and grandchildren about how she attended a convent school during her first two years of high school. Since leaving Mount Saint Joseph Academy following her sophomore year in 1958, Oerther had never returned to Maple Mount, even though since 1979 she has lived in Louisville. “I’m not a…

Runaway Quilters 2019

The Runaway Quilters made their 33rd trip to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center the week of Sept. 16, 2019, sharing their craft and plenty of smiles in rooms throughout the Center and in the gymnasium. Here are some photos from Sept. 17.

Father John Dear brings ‘Jesus the Peacemaker’ to Maple Mount

One of the nation’s leading activists for nonviolence is coming to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in November to share his insights on peacemaking. On Nov. 1-2, 2019, Father John Dear, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is leading “Jesus the Peacemaker: Following Jesus on the Path of Peace and Nonviolence.” Father…

Quilts for Sale!!!

We still have some quilts left over from our Escape to the mount weekend and we would like to give our supporters an opportunity to still purchase these amazing pieces of art! To buy a quilt, you can call Maggie at (270) 229-2009 or email her at maggie.hatfield@maplemount.org to reserve which one you want then…

Escape to the Mount Weekend–Quilt Bingo

The gym was packed to the gills on Sunday for our Quilt Bingo event! Beautiful quilts, both big and small were arranged so that people could browse and admire such amazing works of art! There was a lot of laughter heard throughout the three hours we were there, so we are guessing that everyone had…

Escape to the Mount Weekend–Trivia Night

To kick off the first event of our Escape to the Mount weekend, we held a trivia night in the gym! Ten teams competed for restaurant gift cards while they enjoyed food prepared by the Retreat Center. There was also quilts, jams, jellies and items that were handmade by the Sisters for sale during the…