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The Ursuline Sisters’ Social Concerns committee and PATH sponsored “Act Justly,” a workshop on Human Trafficking on January 19Ursuline Sisters of Louisville2019-03-15T14:46:02+00:00
Sponsored by: PATH (People Against Trafficking of Humans) and our Social Concerns committee, "ACT JUSTLY" was Facilitated by: Sister Joetta Venneman, PBV, and held in the Ursuline Motherhouse library on January 19. The workshop explored the following: What is human trafficking and what is its impact on our world, including the citizens of Kentucky? How are women religious responding both globally, locally and within Kentucky? Examine these topics and reflect upon practical opportunities for addressing human trafficking, as a global citizen, and in solidarity with People Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) Coalition of Kentucky. The workshop was well-attended and informative. For more information on the facilitator, click here [...]
We, the Leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, denounce the Trump administration’s policies that continue to restrict immigration and punish immigrant families. We oppose the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes to the public charge regulation. The regulation would force parents to make impossible choices between the well-being of their families and the prospect of future citizenship. Implementing this new rule will create barriers to obtain lawful status and discourage immigrants from accessing benefits for which their children qualify. We are called by our faith to welcome the stranger, to care for the most vulnerable and we are challenged [...]
Dear President Peterworth, On behalf of Catholic Climate Covenant’s episcopal liaison, Bishop Richard Pates, and our board, staff, and partners, I thank you for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Kentucky’s endorsement of the Catholic Climate Declaration. The Declaration announces your support for the Paris Climate Agreement and affirms our shared commitment in prayer, word and deed to meet its goals for the sake of the one human family and Our Common Home On Monday June 18, the third anniversary of the release of Laudato Si’, Bishop Pates and other Catholic leaders announced on a tele-press conference that nearly 600 institutions had [...]
Our Leadership affirms the following statement on sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)Ursuline Sisters of Louisville2019-03-15T14:46:26+00:00
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in being left sickened and ashamed of the church we love, trusted, and have committed our lives to serve by the recent news detailing the extensive and sometimes brutal sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in the United States. We weep and grieve with all who over the decades have been victimized by sexual predators within the faith community and feel their pain as our own. Sexual abuse is a horrific crime, and the horror is so much worse when committed by persons in whom society has placed [...]
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville strongly denounce the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 SalvadoransUrsuline Sisters of Louisville2019-03-15T14:46:36+00:00
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville join the Leadership Conference of Women Religious as together we strongly denounce the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from human beings under continuing threat of violence of all types is inconsistent with the values and traditions of this nation and with our belief in the dignity of all persons. The TPS program is designed to protect people from being returned to harm. That [...]
Sister Janet Marie Peterworth will be attending her first meeting as representative of the Ursuline Charism Family in the United States on the board of directors of UNANIMA International. The Ursuline Charism Family is made up of independent Ursuline Communities and two Roman Union Provinces across the USA. UNANIMA International describes itself as "a non-governmental organization (NGO) advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants and refugees, and the environment. Their work takes place primarily at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where we and other members of civil society aim to educate and influence [...]
Sr. Regina M. Bevelacqua, OSU ’64 UC & Mary Jo Payne, OSU-A ’72 inducted into Bellarmine’s Gallery of Distinguished Graduates:Ursuline Sisters of Louisville2019-03-25T19:19:50+00:00
Co-Founders of St. Mary’s Center in Louisville St. Mary's Center is a Louisville nonprofit that has served intellectually challenged members of the community since 1993. St. Mary’s Center enhances the lives of its clients through its adult day training, teen after-school program and athletic activities for all ages. For more info visit our Facebook post or the Bellarmine University website.
Bellarmine University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the merger between Bellarmine and Ursuline College in the 2018-19 school year. This award celebrates the rich history of the Ursuline Sisters and the many benefits Bellarmine University gained from the merger. The current president of the Ursuline Sisters, Sr. Janet Marie Peterworth, OSU ’61 UC, acceptedt on behalf of the organization. For more info visit our Facebook post or the Bellarmine University website.
Bellarmine University and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville dedicated a new reminder of the university's enduring Ursuline roots this afternoon, as a patio on Bellarmine's quad was named Ursuline Terrace. The terrace's naming is part of a yearlong commemoration of Ursuline College's merger with Bellarmine College 50 years ago, forming a co-educational college that is now Bellarmine University. Sr. Janet Peterworth, president of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, speaks at the terrace dedication. "Over the 50 years since each of our institutions came together, much has happened," said Sr. Janet Marie Peterworth, president of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and a [...]