Sister Ruth Gehres celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Ruth Gehres, a native of Evansville, Ind.,  is celebrating 70 years as an Ursuline Sister. She is a great lover of teaching, music and languages, an excellent editor, and is devoted to telling the stories of the Sisters and the people they serve. In 1962, she received her bachelor’s degree in English from Brescia…

Sister Eva Marie Boone celebrates 70 years as an Ursuline Sister

Sister Eva Marie Boone, a native of Howardstown, Ky., is celebrating 70 years as an Ursuline Sister. Her rural upbringing helped her develop a deep love of nature. Throughout her many years as an educator, she also developed a strong sense of social justice. In 1966, Sister Eva earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education…

Sisters enjoy a day of artistic flair

Ursuline Sister Larraine Lauter began her ministry as an art teacher. She was happy when Sister Alicia Coomes asked her to come lead a day of art instruction for the Sisters in Saint Joseph Villa on April 18, 2022. Sister Larraine leads Water With Blessings in Louisville, but took a day off to share some…

Sister Marie Julie Fecher celebrates 80 years as an Ursuline Sister

We begin honoring our Ursuline Sisters celebrating anniversaries of religious profession in 2022 with the remarkable Sister Marie Julie Fecher. Sister Marie Julie, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is celebrating 80 years as an Ursuline Sister. Sister Marie Julie has brought her unbridled joy and encouragement to teach countless numbers of people to love music…

Reflective Moments with Angela April 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington The month of April this year includes Christianity’s greatest feast: Easter. On Easter we celebrate our entrance into the Christian community, our new life in Christ and the liberation of our sins. On that first Easter morning some women from the community went to the grave to anoint the body of…

Sale of Retreat Center vintage items was a win-win

Hundreds of people came to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph campus at Maple Mount, Ky., on Saturday, March 26, 2022. They wanted to take home some of the furniture and myriad other items for sale in the Auditorium and Gift Shop. There were many “treasures” to be found, according to Sister Amelia Stenger,…

Ursuline Sisters join other religious communities to support Ukraine

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are joining with other religious communities in the region to stand with the people of Ukraine. The following is a joint statement supported by six communities. We, the undersigned leadership of women religious, walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are suffering from the invasion by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin…

Sister Angela Fitzpatrick to celebrate being a founding member of NETWORK

In the winter of 1971, Ursuline Sister Angela Fitzpatrick left for a trip to Washington, D.C., which convinced her to be socially active for the rest of her life. She was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., for barely six years at the time, serving as a pastoral associate at Holy Trinity Parish in Kansas…

Sisters take part in “Boundless Compassion” retreat at Motherhouse

Some of the Ursuline Sisters living at the Motherhouse or in Owensboro are taking part in a “Boundless Compassion” retreat  March 6-11, 2022, in the Rainbow Room in Saint Joseph Villa. The retreat is inspired by the book “Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life” by well-known author Joyce Rupp. The director of the retreat…