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St. Angela Mass at Bellarmine University

Sunday, January 21, several of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville joined Bellarmine University students at an evening Mass honoring St. Angela Merici at the beautiful Our Lady of the Woods Chapel. Sister Janet Peterworth gave a wonderful reflection on St. Angela at Mass. Bellarmine’s Campus Ministry hosted the students and Sisters afterward for pizza and lively conversation ensued, with connections made!

Simeon and Anna

The following reflection is by Associate Bonnie Chester. “You are never too old.” I remember this phrase from a good friend (who also was my mother) when I contemplated returning to college at age 42 to earn an associate degree in physical therapy. Could I learn again and read a textbook? Could I understand Physics 101? Are you kidding? After all, cookbooks and light novels were the extent of my reading! I graduated with honors, passed the state exam and began a second career at 45! Like I said, “You are never too old. No excuses!” Whenever I read the story [...]

Sister Brendan Appalachian Gift Drive

Can you send love over 200 miles away? Can you keep the legacy alive of the Louisville Ursulines who ministered at Able families and Christian Help for twenty years? Can you put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas morning, whom you will never, see? The answer, is yes, you can.   In 1995 Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Mary Brendan Conlon and Sister Janet had the idea for a gift drive after seeing the immense need of the Appalachian people, particularly in Kermit, West Virginia, where they lived and worked. Sacred Heart Schools carry on the tradition today for the [...]

Saying “Yes” to God

The following Advent reflection is by Associate Bonnie Chester. Say, “Yes.” I read this statement during Advent last year: God can do amazing things through one person who will say, “Yes.” If the writer was referring to Mary, the Mother of God, I would say, “Yes, indeed.” Wouldn’t you? However, I think there is more than one person saying yes in this amazing story. Mary was an ordinary teen living in the small town of Nazareth, with a bright future, engaged to a young man named Joseph. You know the story. If you are a woman reading this, you most likely [...]

Sister Martha Buser, in the flow

The following is the homily given by Father Bob Ray at the Mass of the Resurrection for Sister Martha Buser, OSU, on November 28, 2023. First of all, Martha told me a couple of years ago, “When I die, tell them I’m happy.” From Martha’s lips to our ears, “She’s happy!” Martha believed the end result of living in Christ, is genuine and lasting happiness. The readings Martha chose for today’s Eucharist contain three pillars which anchored Martha in her spiritual journey toward God’s happiness. In Deuteronomy, God says, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose [...]

I am looking for new possibilities, new horizons

Sister Martha Buser, OSU, wrote this reflection on November 9, 2023. It was her last blog post she wrote before her death on November 18, 2023. She is now in the arms of her loving God, looking to new horizons. What can I do? People often ask that question. Maybe it's because it's an important question and maybe it's because it has so many answers, you can get tired of it—we may get tired of mulling this question over, but progress probably is best made by those who ask that question. What can I do? I can't do what I did [...]

Newly Restored Motherhouse Chapel Opened

After months of restorative work, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in the Ursuline Motherhouse opened for the public in August, 2023. Sacred Heart Academy alumnae Amy Montgomery Bergeron (SHA ’94) and Anna Cristofoli Tatman (SHA ’78) were chosen to complete the renovation. Amy Bergeron owns Whitehouse Residential & Commercial Painting and was named lead project manager for the renovation. Anna Tatman, of Rosa Mosaics & Tile Company, served as the flooring contractor.   A blessing was held by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and Sacred Heart Schools on September 1, 2023,  to open the space to the public. Sister Jean [...]

October 31, Founders Day

Sacred Heart Schools administration hosted a luncheon and beautiful prayer service today for their staff, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville and the USAE staff. It was a lovely way to celebrate Founders Day and the Ursuline charism that we all share. Oh, and some of us may have been dressed up for Halloween! "As we carry the Ursuline Charism forward, may our hearts be like a piazza, open to serving the needs of others." —prayer from Sacred Heart Schools Forever

Louisville Ursulines Receive Peacebuilders Award

At its annual fund-raising gathering, Interfaith Paths to Peace (IPP), a Louisville-based organization, recognizes both individuals and organizations as peacebuilders in the Louisville community. On October 26, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville were recognized as a faith-based peace building organization. Over the last several years the Sisters have supported IPP through Ministry Grants and through participation in IPP conferences and workshops on stopping gun violence in the city. Sr. Carol Curtis and Sr. Janet Marie Peterworth were present to receive the recognition plaque.

Fun Day

The Sisters and Associates were invited to a "Fun Day" on October 24 aboard Captain's Quarters Princess yacht, which included a delicious lunch, thanks to a generous donor who designated funds for the occasion. The two-hour tour of the Ohio River included views of the Walking Bridge and downtown Louisville. The weather was perfect, and the company was outstanding!

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