The following is a speech made by Kathy Williams on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at The Great Women’s March. She was invited to speak at the event by organizer Ruby Hyde, a fellow Ursuline Associate and longtime civil rights advocate. Kathy is also Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Mural at 11th and Main Streets, Louisville, Kentucky of Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, George Floyd and Elijah McClain Good Afternoon. I am honored and humbled to be here with you today, and in the presence of such esteemed leaders in our community. I met Ruby Hyde [...]
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We support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by twelve U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well as being at higher risk for suicide. As followers of Christ, we are called to welcome and defend those on the margins, especially those whom society rejects. As Jesus commands us, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” [John [...]
We, the leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, support the recent statement, “God Is On Your Side,” by twelve U.S. Catholic Bishops in support of at-risk LGBT youth and the work of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. We respect the intrinsic dignity of all human life, including the lives of LGBT youth, who face many challenges, including bullying, harassment and violence, as well as being at higher risk for suicide. As followers of Christ, we are called to welcome and defend those on the margins, especially those whom society rejects. As Jesus commands us, “Love one another. As I have loved [...]
Monday, February 8th marks the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita and the International Day of Prayer to End Human Trafficking. The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are collaborating with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to present a virtual prayer service. It will be held at 7:00 pm ET, Monday, February 8th, on Zoom. All are welcome to join this 30-40 minute service. Please contact Lisa Steiner, Social Concerns Liaison at 502-896-3999 or email [email protected] for more information. Here is a link to the Zoom call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85477079527?pwd=KzZPU0VQRmVqY3k4Rk9zSXBzQUpzQT09
The lectures, workshops, homilies, retreats on Angela Merici, conducted over the years by Martha Buser, OSU, are the rich soil from which this book has grown. As Martha breaks open the know facts of Angela's life and gives us an understanding of Angela's spirit...she invites each of us to break open the particulars of our own life to discover the Spirit's energy and grace within it, as Angela did. —Claire Smith, OSU The following books by Sister Martha Buser, OSU are available for $5 each plus postage. To order, please contact Karen Heilers at (502) 896-3924 [email protected] In Your Midst [...]
The Leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville issued the following statement in response to the events of January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C.: Together with many other Americans across the country, we were horrified by the tragic events that unfolded at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. We grieve for the loss of life that occurred and condemn the violence and lawlessness of those involved. We applaud the service of Congress, who, amid the chaos, worked late into the night to carry out their duties by voting to certify the presidential election and the peaceful transfer of power of the [...]
We are pleased to bring you a video series that features a few of our Sisters walking their neighborhoods in love. Wherever they live, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville bring joy and "walk in love." And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. —Ephesians 5:2 https://youtu.be/B37f5ZZyEsw https://youtu.be/X3US0wjn3t4 https://youtu.be/VODkvCFjKG8
By Sister Janet M. Peterworth, OSU Maryknoll Sister Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, Cleveland Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and Maryknoll Sister Ita Ford My musings today come from Isaiah (58:1-9a) on the kind of fast that our God wants. I was musing about this in the context of my trip to El Salvador in 2015. The background of that trip started many years ago. A brutal civil war was raging in that country. The military was propping up the government and the two together were truly oppressing the indigenous people and the poor by confiscating their land for big multinational [...]
Please join us every Sunday of this event for virtual Vespers! WEEK 4 https://youtu.be/z6m3Oy14Q7g WEEK 3 https://youtu.be/f0082PyXRXo WEEK 2 https://youtu.be/YW6r5nzTKDc WEEK 1 https://youtu.be/y3acrfVx-C4
Jean Donovan, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel, Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford were brutally raped and murdered in El Salvador on Dec.2, 1980, while traveling back from the San Salvador airport. From 1980 to 1992, over 70,000 innocent people were murdered during the Civil War in El Salvador. Many were killed by Salvadoran soldiers, many of whom received training at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). The U.S. was deeply involved in El Salvador’s civil war, supporting the government with approximately $1 million of military aid per day throughout [...]