Louisville Ursulines Support the New Office of Catholic Identity and Ursuline Charism for Sacred Heart Schools
During Catholic Schools Week, Sacred Heart Schools, which the Louisville Ursulines sponsor, shared this statement:
We have financial commitments for the Office of Catholic Identity and Ursuline Charism, totaling $1 million. As a community of Catholic schools rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Ursuline charism, we are called to educate our students, faculty, and staff through the work of this Office.
President Dr. Karen McNay and the SHS Advancement Office, with the support of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, worked to secure these gifts to endow the Office of Catholic Identity and Ursuline Charism in perpetuity.
Created in July 2022, the Office is staffed and operating, working through formation with the faculty and staff and serving the 1,850+ Sacred Heart Schools students.
The Office currently consists of three staff: Vice President of Mission and Community Mia Cooper, Director of Mission Formation Jane Cruthirds, and Campus Minister and Catechetical Program Manager Andrea Hoback. These highly qualified and mission-centric Catholic leaders share a great affection for the Ursuline Charism and a deep devotion to their Catholic faith.
Sister Jean Anne Zappa, OSU, President of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, added, “Since 1858, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville have supported the mission of Catholic education. As the founders of Sacred Heart Academy in 1877 and the sponsors of Sacred Heart Schools since 1990, the Ursulines have been active in many ways in these schools—by our presence in the classroom, serving on committees, the board of trustees, and gifts of support.