A Homecoming for Ursuline Academy Pittsburgh Alumnae October 21-22, 2022


Ursuline Academy Pittsburgh celebrated an All–Class Reunion October 21-22, 2022.   The Academy was established in 1872 as the Ursuline Young Ladies Academy. In 1894, it moved to a former estate bounded by Winebiddle Avenue and Coral and Evaline Streets. In its middle years, Ursuline Academy offered classes from elementary through 12th grade, but later focused on grades 9 through 12 for young women. In 1958 the Ursuline Sisters of Pittsburgh joined with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Kentucky. Decreased enrollment and the opening of Lawrenceville Area Catholic High School in the neighborhood led to the closing of Ursuline [...]

A Homecoming for Ursuline Academy Pittsburgh Alumnae October 21-22, 20222022-10-26T15:14:27+00:00

A Story of Amazing Grace…what was lost has now been found!


When our operations manager, Austin Raderer, notified Ursuline President Jean Anne Zappa on September 13 that he had received an email from Todd Abell about finding the historical marker for the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville’s first home at Shelby and Chestnut Streets in Louisville, Sister Jean Anne was simultaneously surprised that the marker was missing and relieved that he had contacted us. Todd found the marker abandoned behind a Goodwill store on East Broadway Street. Here are Todd’s words of what transpired: “I have served the homeless on Sunday afternoons for the past 5 years. I volunteer for Louisville [...]

A Story of Amazing Grace…what was lost has now been found!2022-09-15T16:47:43+00:00

Happy Independence Day, Peru!


July 28 is Independence Day for Peru. The day is also known as 'Fiestas Patrias' in Peru. This holiday is always celebrated on July 28 and marks the declaration of independence from Spain in 1821.   Sister Yuli Oncihuay invites you to enjoy a poem, "Danza mi pais" and these photos from Santa Angela Merici school.  As Sr. Yuli says, “Today, we all say: ‘Que viva el Peru Amigas y Amigos’ (Long live Peru)!”#QueVivaElPeru Danza mi pais Vivo en un país maravilloso,lleno de riqueza y voluntad, Dios pintó mi alma blanco y rojo y por nada cambio este lugar. [...]

Happy Independence Day, Peru!2022-07-27T18:51:51+00:00

Celebrating Peru on July 28


July 28 is Independence Day for #Peru, and we are celebrating with Sr. Yuli Oncihuay this week! Enjoy this music video of "Patria" with Luis Enrique Ascoy and song translation below: PATRIA What is it about my homeland? that keeps it standing after so much violence of so much misery of so much bad faith Judas attacked her from behind, Judas sold her to another. In the face of terror and falsehood it does not seek revenge and does not lose faith, she continues praying and singing to her purple Christ on that wall continues in silence fighting with clenched [...]

Celebrating Peru on July 282022-07-27T17:27:29+00:00

Six religious communities speak together against gun violence


May 26, 2022   As we mourn the loss of more than 30 lives in 10 days, our hearts break. In conversations with each other and in our prayers to God, we must ask, “How long?” “How many?’ “How can we end this violence?” How long will we continue to accept mass shooting after mass shooting? How many more small coffins will be wept over, and how many more families will be destroyed? We CAN take concrete steps to curb gun violence – but it requires action from our elected representatives, an end to partisan bickering and an end to monetary [...]

Six religious communities speak together against gun violence2022-06-07T20:11:38+00:00

Ursuline Communications Team Win Awards


  The Associated Church Press and Religion Communicators Council recognized the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville communications team, Bernie Mudd-White and Kathy Williams, with several awards, including an Award of Excellence and Category Winner, for their work in video, writing, design and social media. For the "Creation" video prayer service, Bernie Mudd-White received a Category Award Winner Award in the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards sponsored by The Religion Communicators Council, held on May 11. The judges said, "Love the weaving of music, scripture, news, facts, and image. That is a powerful formula when used together well. The strength of focus is also a merit. [...]

Ursuline Communications Team Win Awards2022-05-13T21:39:33+00:00

Leadership from six religious communities speak together on Ukraine and democracy


March 22, 2022 We, the undersigned leadership of women religious, walk in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are suffering from the invasion by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin is attacking democracy in Ukraine with military might and misinformation. We stand with all who support the people of Ukraine and the preservation of its democracy. As we see the young democracy of Ukraine under attack, we are mindful of threats to democracy within our own country. We must stay informed, educate ourselves as voters, and support such efforts as the Freedom to Vote Act, an Act designed to ensure fair representation and increase transparency in political campaign [...]

Leadership from six religious communities speak together on Ukraine and democracy2022-05-26T21:05:50+00:00

Update from the Roman Union Ursulines on Ursuline Sisters in Ukraine


A Message from Sister Iwona Skorupa, OSU Provincial of the Province of Poland  (Poland, Netherlands, Ukraine) Ursulines of the Roman Union  Dear Sisters, Thank you very much for your prayer and support for our sisters in Ukraine. For today, all of them are alive, the two who are in Kiev cannot leave because it is not safety even if they want to go to the parish and stay with other people. They cannot cross Kiev as the bridges were destroyed by the Ukrainian soldiers that the Russian army is stopped. They have one person with them. We are worried [...]

Update from the Roman Union Ursulines on Ursuline Sisters in Ukraine2022-03-01T20:46:13+00:00

Welcome, Archbishop Fabre


We would like to extend greetings to Bishop Shelton Fabre, whom Pope Francis has named as the next Archbishop of Louisville. We welcome his joyful message to open our hearts wide to injustice and suffering in our world, and to continue to build on the good works performed daily in our archdiocese by so many. We wish to thank Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz for his many years of service to our archdiocese, and his support of the ministries of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. We pray that he enjoys a happy and blessed retirement. Since 1858, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville have [...]

Welcome, Archbishop Fabre2022-02-09T14:54:04+00:00

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville transferred Chapel Preservation Fund to Sacred Heart Schools


THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL DONORS! Following the Mass to celebrate St. Angela Merici’s feast day on January 27, 2022, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville officially transferred the $4.2 million Chapel Preservation Fund to Sacred Heart Schools, which are sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. Ursuline President Sister Jean Anne Zappa presented Dr. Karen McNay a check for the full amount of the fund, which is donor restricted. The date of January 27th is significant to both the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and Sacred Heart Schools as it is the major feast day of St. Angela Merici, foundress of the [...]

Ursuline Sisters of Louisville transferred Chapel Preservation Fund to Sacred Heart Schools2022-06-24T17:31:35+00:00

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