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 and play a musical instrument. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from DePaul University – her bachelor’s in 1959 and her master’s in 1964.

She ministered as a music instructor in Kentucky for almost 50 years. She taught at St. Edward School, Jeffersontown (1944-52), St. Catherine School, New Haven (1952-54, 1959-64), St. Francis School, St. Francis (1954-55), St. Joseph School, Leitchfield (1955-58), St. Bartholomew School, Louisville (1964-68) and St. Columba School, Louisville (1968-76).

From 1976-94, she was a music instructor at Brescia College/University in Owensboro. She was the organist at the Ursuline Motherhouse from 1994-2013. She has been involved in prison ministry for a number of years. Today, Sister Marie Julie lives at the Motherhouse, where she is a member of the Powerhouse of Prayer.

Congratulations Sister Marie Julie!

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


  1. Connie & Benz

    It was so nice to see and visit with you this past week. Look forward to seeing you again next week.
    Connie & Benz

  2. Margaret Fecher Stadtlander

    Dear Aunt Sister Marie Julie, It is so special that you are celebrating your 80th anniversary as an Ursuline Sister. I loved reading your biography. You were teaching at St. Edward School when I was born in 1948. Not only have your music lessons benefitted your students, your positive attitude in life had a great influence on them and their future generations. We love you, Maggie, Bill, & all the Stadtlanders plus Fechers

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