The Motherhouse Chapel of the Immaculate Conception celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017. The Chapel is a sacred space used for liturgies and prayer services for the sisters, campus school students and faculty, alumnae, alumni, associates and the larger faith community. It is where sisters celebrate jubilees, funerals, holy days and special events. It is where the ‘Mass of the Air’ is taped and seen by hundreds of homebound Catholics. The century old structure dedicated in 1917, is in need of repairs and updates. The list includes: ADA accessibility, plaster, painting, floor tile replacement and cleaning, an energy efficient water heater and boiler. The Preservation Fund goal is $3.5 million to be completed by 2020. We are 80% to goal. Your donation will ensure continued use of the Chapel for future generations.
Supporting Sisters in Ministry
The Ursuline Sisters are devoted to ministries that focus on enabling men, women and children to live a full and dignified life, and develop a personal relationship with God. They are educators, spiritual directors, healthcare professionals, chaplains, mentors and pastoral assistants. Whether it’s working at a food pantry, assisting with faith formation or overseeing the needs of developmentally challenged adults and children, the Sisters work in and guide ministries that align with their commitment to Christian Living. Your support will allow us to increase our funding of educational and ministerial endeavors that we feel are most in need and have been thoroughly vetted by the Sisters.
Angela Merici Center for Spirituality
The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality, which is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, offers days of prayer, retreats, personal development workshops, and individual and group spiritual direction. It strives to be a resource for individuals and communities that seek a deeper relationship with God. Your support of the Center allows us to continue developing workshops, retreats, guest speakers and services that nurture the hearts, minds and spirits of individuals in the Louisville area.
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville have been ministering in Peru since 1963, when Pope John XXIII asked men and women religious to send missionaries to South America. The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville responded by sending four sisters to oversee education, skills training, spiritual and catechetical formation in rural villages, including founding St. Angela Merici School in Carmen de la Legua. Today, two Ursuline Sisters remain, expanding their ministries in Montessori education, health care and social justice for the poor and marginalized. Your support of the Peru ministry assists our sisters with addressing issues of poverty, domestic violence, illiteracy, poor health and pollution.
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about a particular ministry, please contact our Mission Advancement & Planned Giving Office >>