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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]