Sister Stephany Nelson became the newest vowed member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph on July 8, 2018, when she completed the Rite of Temporary Profession.
Sister Stephany completed her two years as a novice and will now be temporary professed for five years, at which time she can make her permanent vows. She is not allowed to be elected to community office or vote in community elections until her final vows, but otherwise, is fully a member of the Ursuline Sisters.
Here are some photos from the ceremony, held as part of the Sunday Liturgy in the Motherhouse Chapel. Bishop William Medley would normally celebrate Mass, but since he had a conflict, Father Pat Reynolds, vicar general for the Diocese of Owensboro, concelebrated with Father Ray Goetz, chaplain at Mount Saint Joseph.