6th Century mosaic, Left side of nave, Church of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy This reflection was given by Sister Janet M. Peterworth OSU, at a Mass of Remembrance on November 11. The Mass readings are below the reflection. You have heard of the Tale of Two Cities? Well today’s readings can be titled the Tale of the Two Widows. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And there were two widows. They lived centuries and miles apart. They did not know each other nor could they have known each other. Yet they had things in [...]
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Sister Paula Kleine-Kracht receives Honorary Alumnus Award from Holy Cross High School Congratulations to Sister Paula Kleine-Kracht, OSU, who received an Honorary Alumnus Award from Holy Cross High School on Saturday, November 10 at their Hall of Fame banquet. Sister Paula was principal of Angela Merici High School from 1978-1984. Angela Merici merged with Bishop David High School for young men the following school year, creating a new co-educational high school named Holy Cross High School. Pictured left to right in the group photo: Front Row: Sister Paula Kleine-Kracht (Honorary Alumnus), Terri Siemens Stoltz, AM'75 (Community Service Award), Back Row [...]
Sister Janet Peterworth and Sister Brendan Conlon were on WLKY News last night, with students from SH for the Appalachian Gift Drive This year marks the 23rd year the students at Sacred Heart have collected gifts for the Appalachian Gift Drive. In between packing and loading, they got a chance to sit down with Sisters Mary Brendan Conlon and Janet Peterworth, the women who created this project 23 years ago after visiting the impoverished area in West Virginia. "I said to Janet, I'd really like to try to do something for next Christmas, because I saw what it was like there," [...]
50th Anniversary of Ursuline and Bellarmine College Merger is Focus of Year-Long Celebration posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018 Fifty years ago this month, Ursuline College and Bellarmine College merged to form a co-educational college that is now Bellarmine University. The university and the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville have launched a year-long celebration of the merger's anniversary, featuring events celebrating the legacy of Bellarmine's enduring Ursuline bonds. Information about the merger will be displayed on Bellarmine’s campus throughout the coming academic year. The celebration began on Saturday, June 2, when 1968 graduates of Ursuline College — the last class to graduate [...]
posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Every two years, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville honor a woman whose life reflects the Ursuline charism that is inspired by Saint Angela Merici, the foundress of the Ursulines: "A contemplative love of God resulting in an openness and eagerness to serve the needs of others." On Sunday, October 21, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville honored Dr. Cynthia Crabtree with the Angeline Award at a Mass in the Motherhouse Chapel, fittingly on the feast day of Saint Ursula. Ursuline President Sister Janet M. Peterworth presented the award to Dr. Crabtree and said, "Dr. Cynthia Crabtree [...]
posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2018 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 [...]
Sister Paula Kleine-Kracht, OSU spoke at Bellarmine’s teacher induction ceremony about three individuals whom she hoped would be an inspiration to the inductees: Saint Robert Bellarmine, Thomas Merton and Saint Angela Merici.
Through the efforts of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement ministry and sponsorship from the Ursuline Sisters, a family of eight arrived in Louisville from Pakistan on Friday, April 1 to begin their new life in the United States. Arifa, along with her seven children, one son and six daughters ages 9 to 22, were enthusiastically greeted at the airport then transported to refurbished apartments. It's been a long journey for the Ibrahimi family, whose application to obtain refugee status started in 1996. About six million Afghan refugees fleeing civil war and violence have fled to Pakistan and Iran, making Afghanistan, the largest [...]
The Ursuline Sisters welcomed the surrounding community into the Motherhouse Chapel for moments of prayer on September 11, recalling in a special way the tragic loss of life and heroic actions on that date in 2001. Young and old gathered throughout the day for silent prayer, for Mass, for praying the Rosary, and for a silent Holy Hour. Sister Janet Marie Peterworth, president of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, presented the homily during the Liturgy, reflecting, “Today we remember to pray again for those lost and those grieving and, yes, for those who used airplanes as weapons against us that day [...]
Economist and international lecturer Sister Amata Miller, IHM, gave a history lesson on the United States’ economy, as well as suggestions for its improvement, to close to 100 people on July 25 during “Pope Francis 102: Challenging Our Economic System.” Sister Amata has worked as the education coordinator and economic advisor at NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, and has written and lectured extensively. She earned a doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkley. Former CFO of her religious community, she drove home many points, one being that Pope Francis is not against capitalism but is opposed [...]