Louisville Ursulines Celebrate Community Days


The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville celebrated Community Days the week of July 24–28.  They gathered every day for prayer, reflection, business, and friendship, and on Friday, July 28, had a Mass to celebrate our Jubilarians: Sister Lee Kirchner, 75 years; Sister Helen O'Brien, 70 years; Sister Rita Joseph Jarrell, 60 years; and Sister Martha Jacob, 60 years. They also held a missioning ceremony for Sisters, coworkers and Associates. The theme for Community Days this year was "Clothed in Grace," taken from Proverbs 31:25-26, 29-31: "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come."   [...]

Louisville Ursulines Celebrate Community Days2023-08-03T15:35:23+00:00

St. Joseph Children’s Home Honors the Ursulines of Louisville and Sister Loretta Guenther


Sister Loretta Guenther received not one, but two surprises, on Friday, June 2, 2023, when she toured the newly renovated west wing of the Landmark Building of St. Joseph Children’s Home, where she ministered for 36 years as a live-in house parent and was the last Ursuline Sister of Louisville to serve there. The first surprise was seeing a plaque in a hallway off the reception area dedicated to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville with a quote by Sister Loretta on it. Surprise two came when she visited the chapel—it has been named in honor of Sister Loretta for her years [...]

St. Joseph Children’s Home Honors the Ursulines of Louisville and Sister Loretta Guenther2023-09-26T19:05:00+00:00

Ursuline Sisters communications team in the news


Archdiocesan News May 2, 2023 Ursuline Sisters communications team wins award By The Record The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville communications team recently won several awards for its video, writing, design and social media work from the Associated Church Press and Religion Communicators Council.During an April 19 award ceremony sponsored by The Religion Communicators Council, Kathy Williams won three DeRose-Hinkhouse Category Awards, honoring her work in design, logo design and branding. She received an award of merit for writing. During the Associated Church Press Award ceremony April 20 Williams received an award of merit for the Ursuline Sisters’ 2021-2022 annual report, which she [...]

Ursuline Sisters communications team in the news2023-05-03T14:56:58+00:00

Celebrating Catholic Schools and Sisters


Former Kentucky state Representative Bob Heleringer wrote a guest column that appeared on March 8, 2023, in the Courier Journal  and mentioned three Ursuline Sisters of Louisville by name: Sisters Joselyn Hynes, Anthony Wargel and Rosalita Wuersch. What a nice surprise for Catholic Sisters Week! Below is the text of the article: Celebrating the mission of the Catholic Education Foundation Thomas Jefferson once said in a letter to John Adams, 'I cannot live without books.' (Jefferson had an enormous library at Monticello.)I know the feeling. I can’t live without books either − the ones in my much-smaller library. All of my [...]

Celebrating Catholic Schools and Sisters2023-03-09T16:16:17+00:00

Catholic Schools Week Thank You Letters


We received thank you's for Catholic Schools Week! Below are letters from Dr. Karen McNay, president of Sacred Heart Schools, and Sacred Heart Academy senior Grace Davis, Student Council president, expressing greetings and gratitude to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville during Catholic Schools Week. From Dr. McNay's letter: "One group I’d like to call special attention to is our Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. It is hard to convey our deep gratitude to this group of faithful pioneers. Since they arrived in Louisville in 1858, the Ursulines have been enriching the lives of others through teaching and other acts of service. They [...]

Catholic Schools Week Thank You Letters2023-02-02T17:02:21+00:00

Angela Merici Center for Spirituality to Close


Effective December 31, 2022, the Angela Merici Center for Spirituality, a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, started by Sister Martha Buser in 1997, will close. Ginny Schaeffer, who has served as director for 21 years, is retiring, and with her retirement, the Ursuline Sisters have made the decision to close the center. The Ursuline leadership team and Ginny have been in conversation with Bellarmine University to determine how the spirit of St. Angela Merici could be further advanced on the campus, as Bellarmine University has Ursuline roots. Bellarmine College and Ursuline College merged in 1968 to form what is [...]

Angela Merici Center for Spirituality to Close2022-12-19T19:55:28+00:00

International Migrants Day and Roses in December


By Sister Carol Curtis, OSU Envio los cielos el rocio de lo alto y las nubes derramen la justicia: Abrase la tierra y brote el Salvador. [Is 45,8] Heavens distill dew from on high and clouds rain down justice: Let Earth open and bud forth the Savior. This year, the familiar Advent antiphon resonated with deeper prophetic urgency as I heard it sung in El Salvador at the site of the martyrdom of the Four Churchwomen on December 2nd, the 42nd anniversary of their death, and under the shadow of the government’s broad dragnet of arrests expedited by a protracted State [...]

International Migrants Day and Roses in December2022-12-19T17:58:54+00:00

Sister Carol Curtis Embarks on Roses in December 2022 Pilgrimage


Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Carol Curtis, OSU, went to El Salvador in early December, 2022, participating with “The Roses in December” delegation of SHARE with Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to mark the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of the four U.S. churchwomen in El Salvador. The delegation will walk with women religious and the communities they accompany to El Salvador and Honduras. On December 2, they visited Chalatenango where Sisters Carla Piette, Ita Ford and Maura Clarke used to work; were welcomed by communities in Los Ranchos and had a celebration of their lives at the cemetery. December 2nd [...]

Sister Carol Curtis Embarks on Roses in December 2022 Pilgrimage2023-03-14T14:44:26+00:00

Statement on Colorado shootings


Together with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Leadership of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are committed to working towards a world free from violence, with respect for all living beings. Our hearts are broken for family members, friends, and members of the LGBTQ+ community as they grieve the tragic loss of those killed and those wounded in the Colorado Springs shooting on Saturday, November 19. There can be no tolerance for hate. As women of the Gospel, we oppose any form of exclusion, discrimination, violence or hate speech directed at any group or those who practice a faith tradition [...]

Statement on Colorado shootings2022-11-22T20:38:40+00:00

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