Immaculate Parish shares goody bags with Sisters at Maple Mount

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, church ministers have rarely been able to visit their parishioners in nursing homes. Sister Margaret Ann Aull, coordinator of Pastoral Care for Immaculate Parish in Owensboro, has instead led an effort to provide goody bags at all the nursing homes where Immaculate members are living. “Someone had the idea that…

Chix with Stix make their return to Maple Mount

Chix with Stix, a group of mostly Owensboro area women who enjoy knitting together, returned to Maple Mount on Sept. 20, 2021, to spend time with each other. The group first began coming to the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in October 2015, usually twice a year for multiple days. This year they…

Brescia art exhibit honors the work of Sister Mary Diane Taylor

Brescia University hosted an opening reception on Sept. 3, 2021, for the commemorative art exhibit showcasing the art and teaching of the late Ursuline Sister Mary Diane Taylor. Sister Mary Diane died June 28, 2021, in her 69th year as an Ursuline Sister. She began serving as an art professor at Brescia in 1967 and…

Reflective Moments with Angela September 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington As I was pondering about this reflection, a line from Psalm 95 kept going through my head: If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart. What is a hardened heart? Do I have one? Pope Francis tells us this passage reminds us of parental tenderness that tells sinners to…

Mount Saint Joseph Academy alums gather for the first time in more than two years

After more than two years apart because of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 100 women who attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy returned to Maple Mount on Aug. 29, 2021, for Alumnae Weekend. The festivities were held in the Mount Auditorium, which was decorated with a Mardi Gras theme. Because of an increasing number of Covid cases…

Ursuline Sisters celebrate 101 years of women’s suffrage

On the anniversary of the 101st signing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, some Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph joined others in a parade and event on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn. The parade began about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2021, at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History…

Annual Hawaiian Luau was a fun time in Saint Joseph Villa

It’s become an annual tradition to have a Hawaiian Luau in Saint Joseph Villa. Several Ursuline Sisters put colorful leis around their necks and joined in the fun on the afternoon of Aug. 19, 2021. They enjoyed fresh fruit, listened to music, and heard Activities Director Debbie Dugger read interesting facts about Hawaii. (For instance,…

Yarn Spinners return to the Mount for a fun retreat day

After waiting for nearly two years, the Yarn Spinners were happy to return to Mount Saint Joseph for a new spinning retreat day! The group normally meets four times a year for a weekend retreat, but the pandemic put all of that on hold. At last, spinning retreat days were scheduled for Aug. 14, Oct.…

To (p)each her own: Sisters prepare juicy treats for months to come

Reid’s Orchard donated many boxes of locally grown peaches to the Ursuline Sisters, and on Aug. 5, 2021, Sisters and supporters helped peel and slice those juicy, delicious gifts. The kitchen staff will freeze the sliced peaches for use throughout the winter. Here are some photos.