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 [...]
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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
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 [...]