Congratulations to our own Sister Lorna Weiler who received the the Francesconi Award of Integrity yesterday at Sacred Heart Academy - Official Page Commissioning Day! According to Sacred Heart Academy, “She is a true Valkyrie legend who has touched the lives of tens of thousands of students over the course of five decades at SHA. This prestigious award named in honor of former Sacred Heart Schools President, Charlie Francesconi, is given annually to one employee who has contributed significantly to the school and Louisville community, enriches the lives of those around her by living the mission of Sacred Heart [...]
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July 21, 2021 In the true spirit of friendship, Sisters Kathy Neely and Yuli Oncihuay began their presentation in the Motherhouse library with the song Letra A que tü sabes (Oh, you don't know). They encouraged all present, Sisters, Associates and friends, to join in. With photos and song, and in both English and Spanish, they demonstrated the powerful impact that their month of service in El Paso, Texas, serving immigrants has had on them. They, along with Toledo Ursuline Carol Reamer, served at the Casa del Refugiado of Annunciation House, a temporary shelter (1-3 days) for [...]
Also in Your Midst and Lover of Us All book discussion video series with Sister Martha Buser, OSU, is now available on DVD in both English and with Spanish subtitles! Spanish version English version The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville have produced a video series of Sister Martha Buser, OSU, and friends discussing each chapter from her books Also in Your Midst and Lover of Us All. Available in both English and with Spanish subtitles, they are perfect for incoming Associates, students and others wishing to learn more about Saint Angela Merici. Cost: $15.00 per DVD Contact: Communications [...]
Mural at 11th and Main Streets, Louisville, Kentucky of Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, David McAtee and George Floyd, photo by WAVE 3 News Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. We believe that justice has been served regarding the facts of Mr. Floyd’s death. George Floyd’s death has brought to the surface the history of systemic racism in the United States. We are all walking on a tightrope of polarization, mistrust, and failure to love [...]
We join with the Loretto Community and all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches us deeply, as it does all who decry violence of any kind. The awful act of violence targeting Asian-Pacific Americans speaks to the reality this past year of the growing tension and outright hatred in the United States and across the world toward our Asian sisters and brothers fanned because of racist characterizations during the pandemic. We also call out, in particular, the racialized misogyny that [...]
We are celebrating 2021 Catholic Sisters Week with videos we are sharing of Sacred Heart School for the Arts students reading memories of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. These are memories sent to us from alumni of the many schools that our Sisters founded or taught in! Special thanks to Megan Ward and the students of Sacred Heart School for the Arts for sharing their time and talent. #UrsulinesLou #Sistersrock #CatholicSistersWeek #CelebratingTraditions #changingtheworld
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, photo by Kathy Williams Good Afternoon. I am honored and humbled to be here with you today, and in the presence of such esteemed leaders in our community. [...]
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