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Sister Marie Bosco Wathen celebrates 80 years as a Sister

We are blessed to have two Sisters celebrating 80 years as an Ursuline in 2023. The second is Sister Marie Bosco Wathen.

Sister Marie Bosco is a native of the Marion County, Ky., town of St. Joseph. With so many Ursulines serving in Marion County in the 1930s, the community referred to the town as “Little St. Joe,” to avoid confusion with the St. Joseph at Maple Mount.

Sister Marie Bosco loves learning and instilled in her students that same love. She can always be found with a smile on her face, ready for her next adventure. She graduated from Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky., in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in history. She also earned a master’s degree in education and administration from Spalding University in 1969 and a master’s degree in general education from Western Kentucky University in 1980.

She taught at St. Catherine School, New Haven, Ky. (1945-53), Seven Holy Founders School, Affton, Mo. (1953-59, 1970-73, and as principal 1973-74), St. Bartholomew School (1959-60) and Mother of Good Counsel School, both in Louisville (1960-66) and Immaculate School, Owensboro, Ky. (1966-70). She was a professor of education at Brescia College (now University) from 1974-1997 and institutional research assistant from 1997-2005. During that time, she was co-director of the Ursuline Associate program for seven years. She retired to the Motherhouse in 2005. From 2011-2014, she assisted in the Mount Saint Joseph Archives. She became a resident of Saint Joseph Villa in 2012, where she visited and helped the Sisters until 2017. She is retired and active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.

Congratulations Sister Marie Bosco!

Jubilee congratulations may be sent to 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.


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