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
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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 [...]
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 [...]
For 25 years, the community of Sacred Heart Schools has been sharing our hearts with the people of Mingo County, West Virginia, through a Christmas Gift Drive. In reaching this milestone, this year Sacred Heart Schools officially named it the "Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive" in honor of Sister Mary Brendan Conlon, OSU, who created the partnership so long ago during the time she served in Mingo County with Christian Help. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to deliver toys and gifts to Mingo County this year, but CHRISTMAS ISN'T CANCELED, and we can still share our hearts with the dear [...]
Sept. 23 Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case Leaves Ursulines of Louisville, Other Louisville Area Congregations with ‘Feelings of Great Sadness and Injustice’Kathy Williams2020-10-26T18:26:03+00:00
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, the Sisters of Loretto/Loretto Community and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth join together to release the following statement: The grand jury announcement on Sept. 23 in the Breonna Taylor case of three counts of wanton endangerment for Officer Brett Hankison and no charges for the other officers involved, has left us with feelings of great sadness and injustice for her family, friends and our entire community. We pray for peace in Louisville and our country at this time. We have seen firsthand the deep divide this tragedy has caused in our city and in our [...]
Racism is the original and persistent sin of the United States. Unarmed black people are killed by police authorities and armed members of the public. Say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tony Robinson, Trayvon Martin. So many others. We know this. We see this. We grieve. We are angry. We move on. It happens again. Our racist system targets people of color for poverty, imprisonment, violence, and death. White institutions police black communities and communities of color. White institutions hold power in a criminal justice system that utterly fails to impose accountability [...]
September 2020 Dear Friends, While we still are coping, giving and connecting during this time of uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus, we continue to call for peace and justice in our world. We are including some of our photos on praying for peace on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, walking with Black Catholics for Justice, a thank you to our 2014-20 Leadership team, welcome to the new team and our Chapter Statement. We continue to pray for peace and work for justice. —Kathy Williams, editor June 2020 Dear Friends, While we were (and [...]
Dear friends, We created this photo e-newsletter to share the many creative ways Sisters, Associates, staff and others from our Ursuline family are finding to stay connected, support one another and help their communities during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please know of our continued prayers for each one of you during this time.
https://youtu.be/9cxn68RnWoc Dear Sisters, Associates and friends, Last night, as I walked across the now-empty campus where our Motherhouse and Sacred Heart Schools sit, I pictured in my minds’ eye the little preschoolers, the jostling model school students on the playground, and the young women of the Academy dashing from one building to the next. It is so quiet on campus, you can only hear the birds and of course, the construction work that continues on the Motherhouse. In addition to the schools on campus being closed, our Sisters have had to postpone a very important governance meeting that only takes [...]