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 [...]
To donate to religious communities whose Sisters serve in Ukraine, Poland, and other border nations, please visit: Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union: https://www.osucentral.org/donate-now/ (and select Ukraine relief from the pull down menu) Sisters of Charity of Nazareth The Loretto Community has sent humanitarian aid in support of Ukraine to these organizations: Mennonite Central Committee, https://mcc.org/ World Central Kitchen, https://wck.org/ International Rescue Committee, https://www.rescue.org/ Additionally, financial donations can be made online to either Caritas Internationalis or Catholic Relief Services.
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 [...]
The news of the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky makes us all have the desire to do something to help. Please continue to pray for our fellow Kentuckians—we know that prayer works. If you feel moved to donate, here are some ways that you can give: You can give online to help Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro help those impacted by the recent devastation in our communities. Please visit https://owensborodiocese.org/give/ and select Tornado Relief – Catholic Charities. The American Red Cross is making it easy to send a quick $10 donation simply by texting "REDCROSS" addressed to the number, 90999. You can [...]
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Among Several Religious Congregations in Kentucky To Join Laudato Si’ Action Platform, Commit To Journey Toward Integral EcologyKathy Williams2022-02-15T18:40:45+00:00
As the world’s leaders are gathering in Scotland for the U.N. Climate Change Conference, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Loretto Community, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are among several groups of women religious in Kentucky committing to a community and personal effort to address today’s pressing environmental problems by participating in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP). The Laudato Si’ Action Platform brings together the Vatican, Catholic organizations around the world, and people of good will seeking climate justice. It was inspired by Pope Francis’s 2015 ecological encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.” [...]
The Ursuline Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, in our Congregational Meeting on August 28, 2021, agreed to participate in the 2021 cohort of the Laudato Si' Action Platform 7-Year Journey Towards Integral Ecology. We have expressed our commitment in the following public statement: Laudato Si’ Action Platform Commitment The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, in solidarity with the global Laudato Si' Action Platform, and consonant with our 2020 Chapter Resolution to emphasize the importance of collaboration to maximize our capacity to be in mission and have an impact in the responding to the Cry of Earth and the [...]
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville receive the 2021 Religious Partner in Ministry Award from Shively Area MinistriesKathy Williams2021-09-28T18:43:02+00:00
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville received the 2021 Religious Partner in Ministry Award from Shively Area Ministries (SAM) at their 12th annual banquet and concert held on Sept. 23 at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville. Sponsors, donors and volunteers are recognized at the banquet each year. Ursuline President Jean Anne Zappa, OSU, was one of a group of dedicated staff and volunteers who received the "Enthusiasm for Mission' award. This group was recognized for their work during the pandemic to continue to serve the community. Well-deserved awards and recognition for our Sisters!
July 21, 2021 In the true spirit of friendship, Sisters Kathy Neely and Yuli Oncihuay began their presentation in the Motherhouse library with the song Letra A que tü sabes (Oh, you don't know). They encouraged all present, Sisters, Associates and friends, to join in. With photos and song, and in both English and Spanish, they demonstrated the powerful impact that their month of service in El Paso, Texas, serving immigrants has had on them. They, along with Toledo Ursuline Carol Reamer, served at the Casa del Refugiado of Annunciation House, a temporary shelter (1-3 days) for [...]
Mural at 11th and Main Streets, Louisville, Kentucky of Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, David McAtee and George Floyd, photo by WAVE 3 News Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. We believe that justice has been served regarding the facts of Mr. Floyd’s death. George Floyd’s death has brought to the surface the history of systemic racism in the United States. We are all walking on a tightrope of polarization, mistrust, and failure to love [...]
We join with the Loretto Community and all those mourning the recent killing by a white male in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. This horrible tragedy touches us deeply, as it does all who decry violence of any kind. The awful act of violence targeting Asian-Pacific Americans speaks to the reality this past year of the growing tension and outright hatred in the United States and across the world toward our Asian sisters and brothers fanned because of racist characterizations during the pandemic. We also call out, in particular, the racialized misogyny that [...]