Sister Helena Fischer celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Our celebration of the nine Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating jubilees of religious profession in 2021 continues with Sister Helena Fischer, who is celebrating her 60th year of religious life.

Sister Helena is a native of Owensboro, Ky. She embodies Saint Angela Merici’s message to adapt to the signs of the times, constantly changing to meet the needs of college students for the past 34 years. She was taught by Ursuline Sisters in grade school and Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She earned a degree in French from Brescia College in 1965, and a master’s degree in education from Morehead State University in 1971.

She was a teacher at St. Ignatius School, Louisville (1965-67), teacher and assistant principal of St. Francis School, Loretto, Ky., (1967-71), principal and teacher at St. Paul School in Leitchfield, Ky., (1971-74), principal of Seven Holy Founders School, Affton, Mo., (1974-80) and teacher and principal of St. Charles Borromeo School, Albuquerque, N.M., (1980-87).

Sister Helena served as chairwoman of the Mount Saint Joseph Picnic from 1991-2000. Since 1987 she has ministered at Brescia College/University in Owensboro, as director of institutional research (1987-97), assistant registrar (1987-90), and registrar (1990-present).

Congratulations Sister Helena!

Friends can write her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


  1. Rose Hodgkins

    Congratulations! You have been a source of inspiration for many people. Thank you for all the ways and times you have helped everyone.

  2. Angela Goetz Wink

    Oh my goodness, Helen! Who among us would have guessed the day we met at St. Martin’s that first day of school that any among us would follow Sister Marita to take vows as an Ursuline sister? Congratulations and blessings. And now it’s time for Ray’s mass so I must go! And I’m still in mild shock at this one brother is the one who was ordained!

  3. Sally Murphy Buford

    Congratulations Sister Helena on your 60th year as an Ursuline Sister!

    I think back to the many times when your family and my family were visiting our sisters when they first entered the Ursuline order. It doesn’t seem like 60 years. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and faith with so many people.

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