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 [...]
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
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 [...]
This article was written by Ursuline Sr. Michele Morek for Global Sisters Report. To view the original article please click here. It was the most life-giving and exciting convocation I have ever attended. Oh, yes, we celebrated. The North American Ursuline Convocations have been celebrated every three years for about 30 years, so we are really good at them! There were 182 of us from Canada, Mexico and all over the United States. The most prominent attendee was the Ursuline quilt, which has attended all 10 convocations, hanging in the front of the room. Each of its squares represents and was created by: [...]
Community Days 2019 was kicked off with a talk by Sister Kathy Neely, OSU, on Migration Causes in Honduras on July 16 at 7 pm in the library. Her reflections on her participation in the reverse caravan this past spring were eye-opening and revealed many insights on the plight of our brothers and sisters in much of South America. Due to construction in the east wing, all of the remainder of Community Days events were held in the Sacred Heart Model School dining room, which was a very nice space for our group. On July 17, the 75-page annual report was [...]
The Motherhouse Road Trip from A Nun's Life Ministry was a great success! Sister Maxine (Max) Kollasch, IHM, Sister Julie Myers, OSF, and Kelly Zlatic of A Nun’s Life Ministry/Motherhouse Road Trip, visited our Motherhouse to do a special school edition of the “Motherhouse Road Trip” live video podcast from Sacred Heart School’s library on March 21. Sisters Jean Anne Zappa and Janet Marie Peterworth were interviewed by Sister Max. Staff members, Associates, friends and students from Sacred Heart Academy were in the live and online audience for the podcast and asked some great questions of the Sisters on topics such [...]
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.