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Fall 2002

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph Proclaiming Jesus through Education and Christian Formation


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From Our Community Leader Sister Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU

In this issue Come, Join Me in the Piazza ........ 3 An invitation from Angela Merici Dear Friends, It is with delight and enthusiasm that I provide words for this page of the first edition of the magazine, Ursulines Alive. So much planning has gone into the launching of this new publication that it is no wonder that the very heart of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph quickens, skips a beat, and voices a proud “yes!” This magazine is a medium for sharing our heart with you. What comes to light out of the heart is of vital significance. Only who we are and what we do for God with all our heart has any value. In these pages, we give you glimpses into the living heart of Ursulines, alive and well, and in communion with the people of our time. In our primary document, The Ursuline Way of Life, we proclaim: “As community we are one in mission and ministry: the power of the entire congregation united in the Lord is present in the ministry of each member. The wisdom and prayer of our elderly and infirm sisters are integral to the mission of the congregation. Together we stand with Jesus before the Father, saying: Here I am, Lord. Send me!” Through these magazine pages, we invite you into our mission and ministry. Through these magazine pages, we invite you into our inmost heart, where God’s fire is kept burning, and we are impelled to share what we have received. We are Ursulines Alive!

Christmas in April ........................... 5 A Kentucky parish sends packages of love to Chile Journey from Torture to Truth ....... 6 Sister Dianna Ortiz tells her story of pain, healing, commitment Listening for God’s Voice ............... 7 Brescia University students seek God in their lives In the Spirit of the Pioneers ........... 8 Mount Saint Joseph Center continues the Ursuline mission In Deepest Gratitude ...................... 9 We thank all those who support our mission Embracing the Ursuline Way of Life ...15 Novices Monica and Sara begin their canonical year Honors ........................................... 16

Lovingly in Saint Angela, our founder,

Sister Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU

Ursulines Alive is published by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Maple Mount, Kentucky. Two Issues __ Fall and Spring __ will appear during this, its inaugural year. Editor: Sister Ruth Gehres, OSU Photography and production assistance: Jerry Birge, Karen Heilers, Patricia Nation Mission Advancement Staff:

Sister Suzanne Sims, Director of Mission Advancement Sister Annalita Lancaster, Director of Mission Effectiveness Sister Pam Mueller, Director of Vocation Ministry Jerry P. Birge, Director of Marketing and Communications Sister Amelia Stenger, Director, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center Cecilia McEldowney, Director of Ursuline Partnerships Sister Ruth Gehres, Associate Director of Communications Patricia Nation and Karen Heilers, Administrative Assistants

We welcome your response to Ursulines Alive. You may contact us at: Ursulines Alive, c/o Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount KY. Phone: (270) 229-4103. Fax: (270) 229-4953. E-mail: info@ursulinesmsj.org. Web site: www.ursulinesmsj.org.

Cover photo: Sister Luisa Bickett (center) acts as interpreter for midwife Marilu Adams and mother-to-be Martha Calderon during Martha’s prenatal examination at the Ohio County Health Center in Hartford, Kentucky. Sister Luisa, who ministered for several years in Latin America, serves as a regular translator for the area’s growing Hispanic population. This is just one of Sister Luisa’s many activities in her Pastoral Outreach Ministry in Horse Branch, Kentucky. The ministry is sponsored by the Glenmary Home Missioners. 2

OUR MISSION We, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, sustained by prayer and our vowed life in community, proclaim Jesus through education and Christian formation. OUR VISION As Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, we will: • Commit ourselves to simplicity, hospitality, justice and service; • Reverence the values of our founding rural heritage; • Live and minister contemplatively as women of hope; • Witness gospel values through the charism of Saint Angela Merici; • Bind ourselves to one another in charity, celebrating and respecting the uniqueness of each person; • Invite and mentor new members; • Respond to the signs of the times and the needs of the Church and the world through collaborative relationships; and • Stand in prophetic witness to the world by living in right relationships with the earth and the human family to effect justice through systemic change.


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Come, Join Me in the Piazza An invitation from Angela Merici Interpreted by Sister Rita Klarer, OSU

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hen you know something good, you want to shout it from the housetops — to share the good news! Truly, I have good news to share with you, and so I have invited you to join me here in the Piazza. A piazza is an open, welcoming place — a place of graciousness, true hospitality, and above all, joy! We are nothing if we are not men and women of joy, joy so great that it spills over into the lives of all we meet! Perhaps I had better introduce myself. My name is Angela, and I lived in a little town in Italy more than 400 years ago. It seems such a great distance, both in time and in space. Now, in the year 2002, my thoughts turn here, to a place very far from my lovely Desenzano, but an equally lovely spot in western Kentucky, an ocean away in miles, but so very near in spirit. The Spirit that guided me 400 years ago continues to inspire the women who live, work and pray – and play – in this sacred space that we call Mount Saint Joseph. As a young woman, I became acutely aware of a crying need in my hometown, and indeed, throughout Italy. I knew that something needed to be done, and I did it! That is exactly the same spirit which motivated the women who first came here, and which continues to motivate them today. When the Spirit calls, we respond! In my time, women were poorly educated if at all. So they were unable to assume their roles as guides and leaders in their homes and communities. To respond to this need, I gathered a group of 28 young women eager to begin this great adventure of reaching out to girls and young women. By that time, 1535, I had moved to the city of Brescia. I didn’t intend to form a religious order as religious orders were structured in that time. We lived in our own homes, supporting ourselves as we could, coming together for prayer and mutual support. We believed then, as we do now, that a life of contemplation is possible in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as truly as it is behind convent walls. Not only possible, but essential if we are to respond to the voice of the Spirit within. Little did we know what great things God had in mind for us! A passage in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians mirrors our journey: I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth (l Cor 3:6). In my words: I, Angela, planted, thousands of women continue to water, but only God can give the growth. As I told my daughters, as I came to think of them, our first refuge must be always at the feet of Jesus Christ. It was true then; it is true now.

Saint Angela Merici: detail from a stained glass window in the chapel of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.

We needed a name for our little band. Remembering the valiant, adventurous spirit of the young virgin martyr, Ursula, we called ourselves “The Company of Saint Ursula.” We knew that we too would follow the call of our Beloved, no matter where. Like Ruth, we felt in our hearts, Wherever you go, I shall go (Ruth 1:16). As our numbers grew, we were called to follow Jesus far beyond our native land, to places throughout the world where He would have His love proclaimed. We spread throughout Europe, notably to France and Germany. We experienced persecution and martyrdom. True to the Gospel, the blood of martyrs became seed for our growth. From France, Ursulines ventured to Quebec in 1639, becoming the first women religious in the New World. In 1727, Ursulines came to New Orleans, the first women religious in what is now the United States.

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This spirit of adventure and of eagerness to respond to the Spirit showed itself again in 1858, when Martin John Spalding, Bishop of Louisville, asked Ursulines in Straubing, Bavaria, to come to educate the German immigrants in Louisville. My daughters needed great courage to accept this challenge, for Kentucky was known as the “bloody hunting ground.” But with martyrdom in their heritage, they came boldly, remembering again the words of Ruth: Wherever you go, I shall go.

God’s providence wove the history of Mount Saint Joseph and that of one unique woman tightly Sister Claudia Hayden enjoys talking with Joe Stinnett, one together. In 1877, Leona of her patients at the Dialysis Center of Owensboro. In the spirit of Angela, Sister Claudia treasures the time she has to Willett came to the Mount listen to her patients’ stories and to share God’s love and Saint Joseph Academy as a care with them. student. For the next 38 years, she labored incessantly old. Carrying on the spirit of proclaiming for the fledgling community. As Sister Jesus, the Academy buildings are now Aloysius, she was teacher, principal, director Mount Saint Joseph Conference and of novices, and local superior. When the Retreat Center, meeting the spiritual Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph needs of thousands of people every year. became an autonomous community in We trace the beginnings of Mount Saint 1912, Mother Aloysius was elected the first Joseph to the Louisville foundation. In The spirit of the Second Vatican Council major superior. 1874, at the urgent invitation of Father led to the renovation of the Chapel. The Paul Joseph Volk, five of my daughters left new St. Joseph Villa provides a place of In the early 1900s, dedicated to the mission the relative security of Louisville to strike loving care for those who have served so of proclaiming Jesus, Ursuline Sisters began out for the wilderness of western Kentucky. long, so faithfully. No sacrifice is too great to go out from Mount Saint Joseph to Their journey was precarious. They came to attend to the care of these, my very minister in schools throughout Kentucky, by flatboat down the Ohio River, special daughters. and in Nebraska, Missouri, and New eventually arriving overland in their new Mexico. At the Mount, the Academy home. Father Volk and a few neighbors From the earliest days, Ursulines have continued to thrive, and, as eager young greeted them with joy. Great joy, however, responded to the changing needs of the women came to join the community, the was matched by great hardship, as their times. This has been especially true since Sisters established a junior college to first meal — watermelon and buttermilk Vatican II called God’s people to minister prepare them, and lay women as well, for — illustrated. As they built a school and to the poor, the anawim. Together with their future life and work. convent home, they learned to live with lack of food, clothing, shelter, education the rigors of frontier life and strenuous and a living wage, poverty is intertwined As we came together so long ago to begin labor. These were valiant, heroic women with many other crying needs. My the Company of Saint Angela, I could see who did not know the meaning of can’t. daughters cannot meet all of them, but even then that the world, and the needs of they strive to do all they can. God’s people, would be constantly changing. In my Last Legacy I wrote: When the critical need was for Sisters to “If, according to times and educate young people in elementary and circumstances, the need arises to high schools, Ursulines tackled this make new rules or to do something problem head-on, sharing the poverty of differently, do it prudently and with the families they served as they prepared good advice.” young people to be leaders in the Church and community. Many of my daughters Now, in 2002, my Ursuline Sisters of still minister in schools. But with the Mount Saint Joseph listen to my emergence of this new army of splendid words and move forward, guided lay educators, they have been called to always by the prompting of the Holy exercise their apostolate in many different Spirit. The original Academy arenas, as you will see in the listing on the building still stands, a tribute to the next page of this story. pioneer spirit that made it a reality. Bible study with Xzandra and Sylvia-Grace, And the new springs forth from the both of whom will be baptized next continued on page 6 Easter, is an important part of Sister Julia Head’s ministry as pastoral associate. 4


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Christmas in April A Kentucky parish sends packages of love to Chile

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or more than 130 children of Chillán, Chile, Christmas came in April this year — thanks to some generous and hardworking friends some 6,000 miles away in Bardstown, Kentucky, USA. The link between Chillán and Bardstown is Ursuline Sister Mary Elizabeth Ballard, a Bardstown native who has been ministering for over 20 years in Latin America, 16 of these in Chillán. The plan was born at Christmas 2000, when Sister Mimi — as she is known by family and friends — came home to be with her mother and her large family in the Bardstown area. Parishioners at St. Joseph Proto Cathedral (now Basilica) already knew a lot about Sister Mimi’s ministry at the Dianna Ortiz Ursuline Center for Women in Chillán, a city of 150,000 in southern Chile. They had already contributed generously to the purchase of a small house which, in 1996, became the “Casa Ursulina.” Located in a barrio with the highest unemployment/subemployment rate in the city, this Center serves unwed mothers, wives of unemployed men, and women raising their children alone. At Casa Ursulina, women learn trades to help support their families and methods of working together in cooperatives. There are also courses in self-esteem, physical and mental health. All teachers are volunteers. In March 1998, Sister Mimi and her fellow ministers began a day program for pregnant teenagers — helping them to prepare for the birth, and then to care for their babies. Learning trades is also part of this program. Volunteers provide childcare while the young mothers are learning or working. Already an important part of this ministry, the people of St. Joseph Parish were eager to do more. Director of Worship Kay Corbett, pastor Father Bill Medley, and Sister Mimi planned an Advent Tree and invited parishioners to give Christmas gifts to the children of Casa Ursulina. Pink and blue angels on the tree — colored by St. Joseph School fourth graders — represented 134 children needing winter clothing (in Chile, winter begins in May) and school supplies. On each angel was printed the age of a child. The purchase of toys was discouraged, since the children’s need for basic items is so great. Kay also hung one hundred yellow “monetary angels” for those who wanted to give without going shopping. The Advent Tree 2001 resulted in 46 boxes and over $4300 in gifts for the children in Chillán. The parishioners’ generosity encouraged generosity in others. “It was the end of the season for winter coats here,” Kay noted. “Sears gave us an excellent price on them.” The parish staff and youth group, together with children in the school, helped pack the boxes. Through a parishioner who works there, UPS shipped the gifts, without charge, to a mission warehouse in Wisconsin, which sent them on to Chillán through Cáritas International. Sister Mimi emphasizes that “it was all really well organized.” The boxes arrived in mid-April, and “we had a big Christmas party,” Sister Mimi writes. The pictures on this page go beyond words in describing the delight of the children and their mothers. (Sister Mimi is at right in the bottom photo.) For the people of St. Joseph Parish, “this is what Advent is all about,” Kay Corbett says. “It did a lot of good for the soul, and it was so much fun!” The project will be repeated this year, this time with angels on the tree for 250 to 300 children. n

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Journey From Torture to Truth Sister Dianna Ortiz tells her story of pain, healing, commitment

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hirteen years after being abducted and tortured in Guatemala, Sister Dianna Ortiz has published an account of her experience. In The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, Sister Dianna describes her abduction and torture, her struggle to heal, and her continuing work to tell the world about the others who did not escape. “I have to let the people who were being tortured beside me know that I haven’t forgotten them,” she says. “As long as I’m alive, I have to use my life to work against the practice of torture.” An Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, Sister Dianna was working as a missionary among indigenous people in Guatemala when, in November 1989, she was held for 24 hours, gang-raped, burned with cigarettes, and suspended over a pit filled with the bodies of men, women, and children who had been murdered. Of the estimated 47,000 people “disappeared” in Guatemala over the last several decades, she is one of the few to escape alive. Sister Dianna’s case attracted attention internationally because of the charge that the man who intervened with her captors, a mysterious “Alejandro,” may have had connections with the U.S. Embassy. Since her release, Sister Dianna has gone through an excruciating struggle to heal. Only now has she been able to write this book about her “journey from torture to truth.” She has spoken out against torture through lawsuits, interviews, testimony before government agencies, and vigils. She is the founding director of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) in Washington, D.C. The Blindfold’s Eyes, written with Patricia Davis, is published by Orbis Books. n

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Campus ministry, Newman Centers Community leadership Daycare for children with AIDS Diocesan services Educational administration Elementary, secondary, postsecondary education Environmental education Health care Hospitality Internal community ministries Ministry to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans Ministry to women, children, families Parish ministry, religious education Pastoral care Peace and justice ministry Prayer and contemplation Retreats, spiritual direction Social services, outreach to the poor Stewardship and Finances Vocation/formation ministry

Sponsored Institutions Brescia University Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center

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One of the most vital ministries is the Powerhouse of Prayer, in which retired or semi-retired Sisters are bonded through prayer with those in active ministry. The Constitution of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph proclaims that “the wisdom and prayer of our elderly and infirm Sisters are integral to the mission of the congregation.” And again: “As community we are one in mission and ministry.” What does the future hold for this community? Only God knows where my daughters will be called in the future. What they do know is that they must always and everywhere be open to the Spirit, and then forge ahead, fearlessly. Wherever you go, I shall go. No matter what the future holds, this they know: if they are to remain true to the ideals I gave them, they must never abandon their dependence on contemplative prayer or to our Ursuline charism, which calls them to justice, service, simplicity and hospitality. My dear friends in Christ, I invite you to join us in our work, to be a part of our extended Ursuline family. There is room for all! We continue to welcome young women who feel the call to a life of prayer and service as Ursulines. We invite others to join our family of Associates, an increasingly vital part of our ministry, which is open to men and women of all ages, all faiths. I encourage you to continue the generous support you have offered in so many ways. Know that you will always find a warm welcome in every Ursuline home, no matter where! As we journey together, I share with you a prayer I gave my daughters many years ago: Pray that God enlighten you, direct you, and teach you what you are to do (Prologue to the Counsels). My blessing and my love be with each of you! n


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Listening for God’s Voice Brescia University students seek God in their lives

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rescia University — Monday, 5 p.m. At St. Joseph Hall, students drift in from classes, work, study, or late afternoon relaxation. Obviously, the young men and women in this group know and enjoy one another. Obviously, too, they’re hungry. Chicken and beef enchiladas, with refried beans, are hot and ready on the long table. As always for this Monday evening gathering, the students — Andrea, this time, with help from Brandon — have created the supper. These students are members of the Paul VI Discernment Experience, initiated in fall 2000 as a collaborative project of Brescia University and the Diocese of Owensboro. Planning had actually begun four years earlier. “The initial goal was simply to set up a house for men who might be interested in priesthood,” explains Father Larry Hostetter, a member of the University faculty and director of the discernment program. “This developed into the idea of a Christian community that would have discernment as its main focus.” During the first year, a house for men was established. “A women’s house was planned all along,” explains Father

Larry, “and after the success of the first year with both men and women involved in the program, it was decided to begin a house for women.” Formation coordinators for the houses are Father Larry and Sister Ann McGrew, OSU, who also serves as campus minister for Brescia University. During the current year, eight students — three women and five men — live in the two houses, St. Joseph and St. Mary halls. Formal participants in the program, including all residents and some non-residents, make application and commit to the requirements of the program: Monday evening meal, prayer, and activities; morning prayer at 7:40 each class day and further daily prayer; responsibility to a spiritual director; participation in a service project each semester; and attendance at Mass on one day a week besides Sunday. Non-resident students who have not made these commitments may, and do, participate in various activities of the group. In all, about 25 students are involved, including some of other faith traditions. The program directors are careful to point out that the program focuses on searching for God in one’s life, whether in a vocation choice or a simpler life decision. “As a working guide,” Sister Ann states, “I define discernment as a lifelong process of listening to movements within oneself and learning to separate what is from God and what is not from God.” As one of the students explains further, “I am here to learn how to respond to God in my life…to discover who God is calling me to be, not just for myself, but for others.” Steven, the only senior resident, shakes his head when asked whether his living situation

Andrea, who lives in St. Mary Hall, relaxes with Sister Ann McGrew after the Monday evening supper at St. Joseph Hall.

resembles a frat house. “It’s more serious,” he responds. “We’re all more like-minded, more concerned about spiritual things.” Kathy, who moved from the dorm to St. Mary Hall, says that “here we have more in common. We share more deeply what we’re thinking about, what we’re struggling with. God is the basis for our decisions.” And, Brandon adds, “we care about each other like family.” On the Monday evening of the chicken and beef enchiladas, the meal and cleanup were followed by evening prayer and some time with a guest. Jacob Petri, a diocesan seminarian engaged in a pastoral year at Holy Spirit Parish, Bowling Green, Ky., shared his vocation story and his continuing discernment. Other Monday night activities include visits to religious communities, cookouts, and a monthly Holy Hour in the University Chapel. A ministry sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Brescia University provides an appropriate setting for the Paul VI Discernment Experience. “Brescia’s Catholic atmosphere made it a natural place to develop the program,” Father Larry says. Students involved in the program tend to be fully involved in campus life. “We’re not here to separate ourselves from college life,” Andrea says with conviction. “We’re here because we are looking for more.” n

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In the Spirit of the Pioneers Mount Saint Joseph Center continues the mission of the first Ursuline Sisters at Maple Mount By Sister Amelia Stenger, OSU

ince the opening of Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in 1983, thousands of people have come for retreats, educational programs, and quiet time away from their busy daily activities. Although the Center opened just 19 years ago, the history of its buildings and its mission of education and faith formation goes all the way back to 1874, when the first five Ursuline Sisters arrived from Louisville with zeal in their hearts and education on their minds.

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Sister Agnes Catherine Williams ‘23, greets alumnae Winnie and Ann Riney during the 2002 Alumnae Reunion, hosted by Mount Saint Joseph Center.

The Sisters came first of all to teach the young women of western Daviess County and the surrounding areas. For 109 years, Mount Saint Joseph Academy offered an excellent high school education to thousands of young people from all over the United States and many foreign countries. From 1925 to 1950, the Ursuline Sisters offered further opportunities for women at the adjoining Mount Saint Joseph Junior College.

Senior girls from St. Mary High School, Paducah, Ky., enjoy a spring retreat at the Center. Young people from kindergarten to college come to the Center for a broad range of programs.

In 1983, when the Academy closed its doors as a school, it immediately opened as a retreat center. The continuity of faith-filled prayer and education never stopped. Following Saint Angela’s counsel to “do something differently” when the need arises, the Ursuline Sisters invested their resources in a new endeavor in the spirit of their mission to proclaim Jesus to all people. The pioneer Ursuline Sisters would be proud to see this good work that continues their work on the holy ground they first touched 128 years ago. Today the Center, which is open year round, offers retreats and programs for over 6500 women, men, children, teens, and couples. The historic buildings include a quiet chapel, comfortable bedrooms, and flexible meeting rooms for many needs.

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Everywhere there is space for prayer, rest, and spiritual growth. The beautiful surroundings of the 780-acre farm provide many spots for quiet reflection and communing with nature. “I felt an inner peace the minute I walked onto the grounds,” wrote a participant in the 2002 Women’s Retreat. “It was an ideal place to get away from the distractions of the city and enjoy a beautiful environment where I could pray. I don’t know whether I found God here or God found me, but I am glad I came.” For information about Center-sponsored programs, hosted programs, and private retreats, please contact Sister Amelia Stenger, OSU, at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356, (270) 229-0200. Or visit the Center Web site at www.msjcenter.org, or email msjcenter@maplemount.org. n

Rooted in the tradition of hospitality of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph and holding to Christian and family values, the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center offers and hosts programs in a rural environment of tranquility for people of all ages and faiths. The Center is a comprehensive facility providing growth in wholeness and holiness. It is available to spiritual, educational, cultural, business, and civic groups. Mission Statement, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center


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In Deepest Gratitude We thank all those who support our mission The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph wish to thank you, our benefactors, for your generous support of our mission of Christian education and formation over the years. As we inaugurate Ursulines Alive, we gratefully name all who have supported us from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002. Each day the Sisters pray for you and your loved ones as we give praise to God for the way your stewardship enhances our vocation to consecrated life and our mission of the Gospel of Jesus. This is our first time to recognize donors in an annual listing. If you note mistakes, please forgive us and make a note to let us know. Please send corrections to: Sister Suzanne Sims, Office of Mission Advancement, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356-9999, (270) 229-4103, extension 284, ssims@maplemount.org. Gratefully yours in peace, Sister Suzanne Sims, OSU, Director of Mission Advancement

Saint Joseph Partners Annual Giving Founders: gifts of $25,000 or over Benefactors: gifts of $10,000- 24,999 Patrons: gifts of $5,000-9,999

Investors: gifts of $2,500-4,999 Providers: gifts of $1,000-2,499 Sponsors: gifts of $500-999

Supporters: gifts of $250-499 Contributors: gifts of $100-249 Friends: gifts of $1-99

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Mary and Larry Allen* Alles Brothers Furniture Co., Inc. Rose and Joe Archuleta* Teena Barber Patrons Mary and Al Bowling Philetus Barber Rosemary and John Cowart Peg Eileen Bourke C’48 Rev. Bernard Leo Craycroft** Sr. M. deChantal Whelan, OSU, A’33** Debbie Denning Gene and Larry Dowdy Investors Rose Egli** Anonymous** Basilica of St Joseph, Bardstown, KY Molly Jacques Kappa Delta Phi Sr. Mary Regina Boone, OSU** Knights of Columbus #1315 Providers Dorothy Kurz** Anonymous Carolyn Larocco Marietta Blandford Rev. Joseph Lyon* Beverly A’58 and Richard Boeckmann** Sr. Mary Renée Monaghan,OSU, A’48 Mary Bowling Suzanne Reiss Anna and Michael Cecil Sr. Joseph Adrian Russell, OSU, A’32** Jane and David Clark* Saint Aloysius Gonzaga School, Mary Delcher St. Louis, MO Fort Knox Consolidated* Saint Stephen Cathedral Parish*, Jennifer and Christopher Glaser* Owensboro, KY Glenn Funeral Home* Supporters Dr. Suzanne and Joseph Hagan Margie Hardesty A’45** Barret-Fisher Co., Inc. Mary and David Hayden Sheila and James Beaven* Sr. Charles Irene Hayden, OSU, A’30* Marvin Boone* Holy Trinity Parish, Springfield, KY Marcella Brady A’63* JHR Investments** Cambron Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. Knights of Columbus 3379* Carolyn Cecil A’73 Therese Martin Lawson Clark Distributing Co.* Mary and Bennett Ligon Rose and George Clary* Little Flower Altar Society, Reno, NV Robyn and John Davenport Rev. Joseph Mills* Mary Jo DeAngelis A’41* Leroy Mudd Velma and Phil Dees** James Robinson Sharon and Daniel Ebelhar* Sr. Mary Henry Russell, OSU, A’35* Mary Ruth and Donald Elder** Saint Therese Church, Reno, NV Andrea and Mark Fitzmaurice Genevieve Stelmach Martha Frost A’67 Mary Teder* Ms. Phil Hall Barbara and Bertrand Trompeter Kimberly and Randall Hardesty Cyril Uhing Charlotte K. Jones Alma and John Wimsatt* Kappa Delta Phi Sorority Gloria and Michael Lindemann* Eula Martin A’47* Helen and Romano Mazzoli** Louise BurgeU Sr. Sara Marie Gomez, OSU** Sr. Marita Greenwell, OSU

Kathy McCarty Thurman Mullen* Mary and Thomas Murray National City Bank Sr. Mary Leon Riney, OSU* Saint Patrick Church, Kansas City, MO Saint Paul School*, Leitchfield, KY Helen and Lester Schaick* Connie and Ed Schickel* Catherine Schmitt and William Machin Joseph Sipes* Dianna and Donald Skeeters* Joseph Speak* Brenda and Paul Starr* Stelmach Children* Henry Stuecker Catherine Thompson A’29U Teresa Thompson Titan Contracting & Leasing Co., Inc. Bernadette and James Trapp Sr. Marie Brenda Vowels, OSU** Beverly and Edward Wathen Mary A’53 and William Willett* Albert Wilson** Mary Wimsatt** Joseph Young* Mary Rose Zink

Contributors Anonymous Margaret and Robert Algermissen** Therese and John Allen** Altar Society, St. Brigid Church*, Vine Grove, KY Ronald Anderson* Joy and Bill Bach* Bert Barker Janet and Ken Barkley* Margaret and Frederick Barton* Eleanor and Homer Barton* Carolyn and BillU Baseheart** Lola and Willard Basham* Jean and Stephen Berry Sr. Catherine Bertrand, SSND Sr. Agnes Irene Bickett, OSU, A’34* Wilma and Harold Bittner Mildred and CletusU Bittel*

James Blandford* Jean and Jerry Boone Sr. Eva Marie Boone, OSU* Faye and Richard Booth Sue and Doug Borders Martin Bowling Wanda and Leo Buckman* Adrian Bumpus* Cindy and James R. Cash Ann A’62 and Bob Caspar Mary Anne Cecil* Century Aluminum of Kentucky, LLC Annette and Andrew Chavez** Marilyn and Dwayne Clemons Eleanor A’56 and George Cooke Doretha and Michael Corbett Mary and Paul Corcoran Anita and John Davis* Martha and Louis Dawson Betty and Joseph Dayberry* Joyce Dougherty Sheila and Dan Drane* Agnes and James Drea Evelyn and Thomas Drury* Mary Dunkel Raphael Ebelhar Virginia Elder Diane and Con Fecher Anne and Roger Fecher Alma and Walter Ferrier* Dora and Joseph Fidel** Bro. Conrad Fleischmann A’47* Babbette and Paul Fleischmann* Jayne and George Flynn Martha Ford* Joan and Vince Frey Louise Gaddie A’45* Margaret Gallegos** Ann A’55 and Albert Gibbs** Gibbs Die Casting Corp. Elaine A’66 and Gene Glenn* Msgr. Leo Gomez Joyce A’56 and Bernard Grady Ziba Graham Lura Habich Barbara and Victor Hagman Kim A’79 and Phil Haire* Nancy and Reid Haire Ada and Marion Hamilton*

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Saint Angela Merici Heritage Society This distinction of membership in the Saint Angela Merici Heritage Society is reserved for living persons who have either given the community a planned gift or told us of a gift in their estate plans. We owe a special debt of gratitude for this generosity in the form of bequests, charitable annuities, and other forms of charitable giving. We are blessed by their thoughtful stewardship. Anonymous Anonymous Frances and BernardU Head Mary Ann and Eugene Kollros Stella and Roger McClure Eudora and Henry Payne Rev. C. Phillip Riney Sue Thomas and Joseph C. Riney

Bequests The following persons of faith now share in the Ursuline legacy in the company of Saint Angela and all our beloved dead. In life, they made a decision to share a bequest with us. Since their deaths, we ask God to reward them with eternal life, for their good works go with them. They shall “shine as stars for all eternity” (Daniel 12:3) for their support of the Ursuline mission and ministries. Anonymous Mary Carpini Mary Ida Cruz John P. Dunbar Suzetta Ebelhar

Oscar Fleischmann Jane Fulton Rev. James Meder Dawn Milem

It’s been 25 years since Danny Wooldridge came to Sister Mary Bertha Wethington __ a reading teacher in Louisville __ to ask her to teach him to read. Now a successful contractor, Danny travels to the Mount often to visit his teacher and lifelong friend.

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Jane and Tom Hancock Sr. Jane Miriam Hancock,OSU, C’43* Dorothy and Edward Hand Cecilia and Philip Harnden Rev. William Hartlage Susan and Gerald Hayden Marian and Forrest Heintzman* Patsy and John Hendricks Margie Hill Rev. Donald Hoffman Martha and Karl Hollenbach** Holy Cross Parish*, Providence, KY Holy Name School, Henderson, KY Lorna and George Horishny** Barbara Houk* Kathy and James Houlihan* Garland Howard Bernadette and John Howard** June and Chico Irizarry Dorothy Jackson A’45* Jasper Desk Company Margaret and John Johnson Paul Johnson Sr. Rose Theresa Johnson, OSU* Rosaline Johnston Emil Dailin Herman Kamlage Richard Kamuf Justine and Ronald Kanyuh Catherine and Frank Keene** Rita and Charles Kelly Mary Kennedy A’49* Mary Jo A’63 and Don Kirby William Kirby Knights of Columbus Sr. Jamesetta Knott, OSU* Mary and Eugene Kollros Raymond Konieczny* Sarah Kranz A’72** Catherine and Raymond Kress** Frances and Henry Labiche Louise Leasor* Joyce and Ray Leigh Michael Lemm Adele Lohman A’42 Ruth and Ralph Lutz Martha Maloney* Josephine Mann* Irene Marich Ann and Leo Marshall Anna Mattingly A’66 Modella Mattingly* Kathleen McKee Most Rev. John J. McRaith Rev. William F. Medley Sarah and James Medley Mary and Charles Metzmeier** Joan and Jim Meyer* Stella Montoya Janet and Don Mott Polly and Sam Mouser* Evelyn and David Mudd* Mary and Joseph Mudd Sr. Pam Mueller, OSU A’68* Joann and Kevin Murray* Patricia and Ernie Murray** Alma and Henry Nanninga* Alicia Newton Nina and Raymond Nichols Wade Northington** Mary and Joseph Nugent Cletus Oberst* Clare A’46 and John Owdziej Dolores Payne* Eudora and Henry Payne Karen Persons* Susan and Michael Pottinger Carolyn and Ronald Proctor Angeli and Rennan Quijano Rose Ann Radzelovage* Sr. Elizabeth Ann Ray, OSU* RBS Design Group Susan and Louis Reiss Irene Rich*

Sr. Teresa Riley, OSU* Mary Helen and Gary Riney** Rev. W. Jerry Riney** Marianna A’60 and Larry Robinson Nancy A’68 and Glenn Robinson* Sr. Dolorita Robinson, OSU Pauline Roesch Barbara and J. Kenneth Rogers* Miriam and Patrick Rogers Sara and Tom Royal Rev. Conran Runnebaum John Sagabiel* Saint Bernard/Lourdes Alumni, Nebraska City, NE Saint Rose Parish*, Blanco, NM Carolyn Salsman* Doris and Frank A’48 Schadler* Mary Ann Schilling Joy Schmitt* Barbara Schnapf* George Schrode Mary and N. L. Shory Sheila and James Sills Sisters of the Lamb of God, Owensboro, KY Kevin Skeeters Mary and Stephan Skrivan Laura A’50 and Bill Smith Mary and Charles Smith Sr. Frances Miriam Spalding, OSU, C ’40** Josephine and Bill Spalding* Sr. Rosanne Spalding, OSU* Sr. Mary Lois Speaks, OSU A’62* Dolores Stallings* Jennie Staugas Charlotte and Mike Stelmach Annette Stokes Gayle and Phillip Strehl* Cissy and Ron Sullivan Pat and Waitman Taylor Cloa and A. Michael Thompson* Karen and F. Michael Thompson* Monica Thompson A’71** Vicki and David Thompson Dolores C’50 and Francis Thomson** Dorothy Thornburg Karen and Michael Trapp Lucille Tritsch* Jonell Trogden* Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Carolyn and William VonderHaar Sr. Mary Agnes VonderHaar, OSU, A’52* Tom Voss Marjorie Ward* Sr. Mary Matthias Ward, OSU* Regina and John Warren Stephanie Warren A’73* Velma Warren Mary Wathen* Lucille and Cletus Weidenbenner Catherine Welle C’49 Sr. Mary Bertha Wethington,OSU* Cecilia Wheatley* Ernestine Whelan* Sr. Dorothy Ann Whelan, OSU* Sr. Mary Emily Whelan, OSU, C’39 Carrie Wieder Cecil Wilhelm Benjamin Willett* William Wooldridge** Susie and Joseph Young Sr. Carolita Young, OSU Julie and William Zink Mary and Arthur Zinselmeyer**

Friends Mary and Marion Abell Karen and Ronnie Adkisson Ronnah and Tracy Alexander** Herman Alvey Rev. Leonard Alvey* Mary A’71 and Wesley Andrews Betty A’44 and Robert Aubin Dorothy Aud

Mary Aughe* Sr. Margaret Joseph Aull, OSU Joan and Kenneth Aylor Rita Bader Dolores Ballard Earl Ballard Orline Ballard Judy and R. C. Barackman Marianna and Ike Barber Sr. Catherine Barber, OSU* Helen Barnes Arlene Barnhouse* Sarah and William Barrass** Catherine and Julius Bartholomew Catherine and Tom Beaven Mary and Gabriel Becker Beckman Tire & Auto Center* Joan and James Bell Margaret and Michael Bennett Mary and Thomas Bennett Mary Berger A’55 Beth and Bob Berry* Cindy Bickett A’71*U Linda Biere* Viola and John Birkenfeld Eugenia and Thomas C’50 Birkhead Lisa and Ricky Bivins* Fannie Blackburn Joe Blair Carol and Terry Blake Claudine and Joseph Blandford* Margaret C’45 and William Blandford* Joyce and Robert Blandford Charlotte Jean and JamesU Blaylock* Pauline C. and William Blincoe* Frances and Ron Boarman Lois and Clarence Boerner Joseph Boone* Dorothy Borders* Anita and Mark Bowers Sr. Vivian Marie Bowles, OSU, A’57* Lynne and Joseph Bowling Margaret A’40 and Joseph Bowling Rosanne and Paul Bowling Sarah Bowling Doris and James Bowman Blanche and F. W. Boyle** Colleen and Joe Brand Katherine Brand Mary and Robert Breedlove Esta Brehm Rev. Albert Bremer Ann Bresler Marilyn and Joseph Brookman Rebecca and Bob Brown* Margaret and John Brown Josephine Browning Sr. Clarita Browning, OSU, A’47* Sr. Marie Goretti Browning, OSU, A’50* Emma and James Brumlow Mary Bryant Claire and Joseph Buckley Kay and Joe Buckman* Barbara and Roy Buckman Patricia Bueter A’61 Mary Buniff, RSM** Mary Ann and James Burke* Juanita Burke* Thomas Burke Carol and Gene Burns Sandy and Lace Busby Catherine and Anthony Butel Rosemary and Leonard Byrne C & S Rental William Caldwell* Elizabeth A’57 and William Calhoun William Callis, DMD Mary and James Campbell* Martha Campbell C’41 Sr. Martha Ann Cargile, OSU, A’32* Barbara and James Carrico* Ruth Ann Carrico A’64 Eileen and Ralph Casazza


F a l l Kelli and Bryan Cash* Betty and Ray Cashen* Ruth Caspar** Octavia and Peter Casper Judith Cavins Sr. Mary Jude Cecil, OSU A’50 Mary and John Cerniglia Della Chavez Patricia Cheshire Mary and Gary Chladek Stacy and Christopher Clark* Iona and David Clark Rev. Mike Clark* Sylvester Clark Heather and Randy Clemens* Anna Clements A’61* Coletta Clements* Odaline and Carmel Clemons* Sr. Cheryl Clemons, OSU, A’69* Georgia Clinger Elizabeth and Wilfred A’48 Clouse* Kim Cocklin Winnie A’69 and Gene Cohron** Lowell Collard Marie Collins A’75 Alice Coomes* Anthony Coomes C’50* Vickie and John Cotthoff Nancy and Ned Couch Beth and Robert Crafton Sr. Vickie Cravens, OSU Maria Creighton* Martha and James Crisp Betty Culver* Louis Curran Rose and Thomas Curtsinger* Joan A’75 and Andrew Dant Joan A’53 and Herman Dant Nancy and Clifton Daugherty* Clara and Bill David Joyce A’60 and Nicholas DeCarbo Brenda A’59 and Robert Deibel Sr. Darlene Denton, OSU Ruth and Donald Dickens* Linda and Joseph Donahue Helen Downs Lisa Marie and Steve Downs* Rev. Robert Drury* David Duffeck* Emma Dunbar Kathy and Sam DunLany Audrey A’39 and Cyril Durbin Sr. Mary Durr, OSU* Elizabeth and Fred Dyne Josephine Edelen Mary and Lawrence Edelen Roberta A’38 and Martin Edelen** Rosalie Edwards Patricia and Michael Egan* Norma and James Ekart M. Bonnie Elder Anna Elliott* Mary Elliott* Carol Embry Shurilda and B. J. Embry* Clara A’40 and Charles England Kay and Paul Etienne Joan and D. H. Evans Kay and Mark Fecher Leona and Pat Fenton Sr. Caroline Field, SCN Dorothy Fleischmann Sue Flood Frances and Jerry Floyd Rose Fogle Joanne and Ivory Ford* Rose and William Foushee** June Fowler* Franciscan Education Fund** Fraternal Order of Eagles #1717 Lisa and Philip Freo Margaret and George Frey Ann Fridy Kathryn and Leo Friedrich

Jodie and Jerry Fulkerson Margaret and Robert Fulkerson* Frances and David Gaddis Veronica and Anthony Gaeschke* Maria and Robert Galles Lillian Gallo Garth Gamblin Jacinta Garinger A’47* Paula A’70 and Michael Garman Rita and William Gavin* Catherine and Frank Gawarecki Janie and Mark Gayhart* Sr. Ruth Gehres, OSU, A’51* Michele and Peter Georgantis Lucille Ghiglieri Carole Gibson Vickie Gibson A’74 Mildred and Robert Gilles** Marjorie Godecker Wilma and Paul Goebel Nancy and Tony Goetz Golden Key Club, Louisville, KY Gerald Gonsoski* Sue and Gerald Gough Florence Graf Rita and William Graham Ann Graviss Molly and Carl Greenwell* Connie A’46 and Eugene Greenwell* Paula and Joseph Greenwell Kristin and Richard Greenwell Sr. Paul Marie Greenwell, OSU, A’52* Aline and Donald Greer** Janice and Don Gunnels Margaret and Gilbert Gutierrez Joan and Donald Habig Louise Hagan* Marilyn Hagan Mary Hagan** Kathy and Raymond Hagan* Miriam and W. P. Hagan Judith and Rosco Hamilton Ruby Hampton A’54* David Hancock* Agnes and Franklin Hancock Marie and Joe Hancock Mary and Robert Hanks Mary and John Hannah* Ruth A’49 and Ira Hardy* Virginia A’46 and Murray A’46 Hardy** Edna and John Harris Joanna and Billy Hatcher* Jennifer and Steve Haworth Elizabeth A’57 and John Hayden Imogene Hayden A’54* Karen Hayden A’69* Mary and Cyril Head Sr. Barbara Jean Head, OSU* Mary Edna A’49 and J. F. Hefron** Gloria and David Henderson Delores Henderson Audrey Hentges Helen Hermann A’58* Mary and Anthony Higdon Dorothy Higdon* Sr. Rose Henry Higdon, SL, A’35 Erma Hinderditer Patti Hines* Maxine Hinton Patricia A’69 and David Hock* Agnes and Edward Hodapp Mary and Henry Hodskins* Joan A’51 and Emil Hofman* Patricia and Eddie Holland* Helen C’40 and L. C. Hollenbeck Carolyn and Earl Howard Jean and William Howard Sarah and Mark Howell Terri and David Huber* Laverne Huber* Robert Huber Helen and Charles Hubley* Peggy and Alan Huelsman Kathleen and Robert Hume

Rosemary and Bill Humm* Barbara A’71 and David Hutchins* Emma Hutchins June and Francis Hutchins Sr. Mary Clarentia Hutchins, OSU* Lillian Ianni Mary Ianni Janie Jackson Sr. Martha Jacob, OSU, Louisville, KY Lillian Jarboe Natalie and David Jones Milton Kaelin Sr. Karla Kaelin, OSU A’63** Mary and Leonard Kaiser Margaret and Neil Kallman Martha A’61 and James Kamuf Mary and James Kastner Sr. Martha Keller, OSU* Dorothy Kelly Joan and Gerald Kelly Mary A’54 and Elmer Kelly Diane and Mark Kemper Rev. David Kennedy* Martha and William Key Marian Kidd Monica Kim* Martha and Donald G. Kirby II Rachel Kirby Catherine and Frank Klasic Faye and Larry Klee Virginia and Charles Knight* Dorothy and Paul A’46 Knott* Marguerite Knox Joyce Koozer Leon Kowalski* Carol A’60 and Ed Krampe* Mildred Krapf* Lee and James Kuchenbrod* Richard Kurz Mary and Thomas Kurz Josanna and Byron La Mastus Sr. Annalita Lancaster, OSU, C’43* Phyllis and James Lanham Martin Lanham Betty A’43 and Ben Lattus* Deborah and Don Lattus Linda and Dan Lattus Shelia Laurence* Lisa Lentz Anna Leonard Mary A’59 and Donald Levan Mary Lewis C’41 Virginia and John Lewis Margaret and James Lincoln Rosemary and Thomas Lucas** Lawrence Lynch Mary Lyne* Frances Mahoney C’43 Neil Manias Jacqueline and Michael Marshall William Martin* Sid Mason Christy Mattingly* George Mattingly* Janice Mattingly A’60 Joany and Ricky Mattingly* M. Louis Mattingly A’48* Rev. Martin Mattingly* Mary Mattingly Cathy and William A’44 Mattingly* Gertrude Mayhew A’49 Rev. Carl G. McCarthy* Margaret McCarthy, A’49* Carolyn A’71 and John McCarty Dora A’45 and Joseph McCarty* Theresa and James A’46 McCarty* Denise and Mark McCarty* Alberta and Norbert A’47 McCarty* Sr. Pauletta McCarty, OSU, A’39* Cyril and Robert McCauley Stella and Roger McClure Carol and James McEvoy* Esther McMahon Mary and Robert McMillen

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Sara McNulty* Geraldine and John Meiners* Rev. Arnold Meiring Helen and Fred Meister* Gloria and David Meredith Hazel and Leo A’48 Merrimee* Sera and Gary Mesnier* Ruth Metschuleit Mary and J. Gerth Meyer Virginia Millay* Camille Miller Janice Miller Joy Miller A’51 Susan Miller* Eloisa Molina-Dodge Sr. Rose Emma Monaghan, OSU* Mayola Montgomery Betty Moorman A’58** Teresa Morgan C’45* Lillian Morrissey Louise A’49 and John Mulligan* Mary Mulloy* M. Amelia Munsterman Jean A’48 and Murray A’48 Murphy* Theresa Murphy, SCN** Sr. Nancy Murphy, OSU A’59* Arleen and Mike Naglich Patricia Nation Judith and Robert Neal Anna Newby* Jennifer and William Nicoll Faye Nix A’55 Jane Nolkemper* Patty and Leonard Norcia* Connie and Gerald Nugent Ed Nurrenbern Rose and John O’Brien Frances A’44 and Paul O’Bryan Sr. Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU, A’60* Gloria O’Hara* Catherine O’Reilly Omico, Inc. Kathryn and Roger Ordal* Miriam Pank Lois and Walter Parenteau** Patricia and William Parkes Mary Pate-Lovell Rose and Danny Payne* Mary and George Payne* M. Ethel Payne A’43 Beverly and Stephen Payne* Mariam and Tommy Peak Sr. Jean Madeline Peake, OSU* Karen and Charles Pearl Rose Pease A’49 Monica and James Pemberton Gladys Peters* Philips Distribution Inc.* Grace and Edward Pickett Naomi and John Pike Rev. Louis Piskula* Martha A’70 and Bobby Pleasant Rev. Paul Portland, SDS Rev. Aloysius Powers* Rev. Bernard Powers* Rev. Richard Powers* Sr. Jacinta Powers, OSU A’72* Daniel Purdy* PVF Supply Company Jenny and Bill Pyland Marie and William Quilty Rev. Bertrand Rapp June and Richard Raque Lucille and Gerald Ray Margaret Reddicks Jean and William Rempe* Mary Patricia Reynolds Jean and Joseph Rhinerson* Betty Rhodes Emilene Rhodes* Sr. Patricia Rhoten, OSU* Margaret and Randall Richeson* Thomas Riley* Faye and Charles Riney*

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Special Recognition Sharing comes to us in many forms. These persons have provided goods and/or services for our community in a variety of generous ways from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002. In-Kind Gifts Mary Atherton Charlotte Baumgarten Frances Beamer Dr. Noel Canlas and Good Samaritans, Holy Name Parish, Henderson, KY Mary Chicoine Clouse’s Creative Exterior Scott Davis Debbie Denning Dr. Peter Doll Agnes Fortman Marilyn and Pete Franczkiewicz Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co. Dr. Suzanne Hagan HON Industries June and Bill Johnson Ann and Dan Klaffer Alma Tipmore Mullican Mary Helen and Gary Riney Beverly Ross United Parcel Service

Your gift to the Ursuline Sisters may be doubled if your employer has a matching gift program. Please let us know if we can help you with this request.

Guy Riney Mary E. A’45 and T. Edward Riney* Faye and Mike Riney* Sue A’42 and Joe Riney Mary Helen and W. Hugh A’47 Riney* Patricia A’44 and Richard Ringswald Ruth and David Ritzert Joyce and Lawrence Robbins Julia and Flint Roberson Inez Roby Catherine and Mike Roddy Margaret Rogers Elizabeth and Mike Rogers Ruth and Filemon Romero Mary Roscoe Flora and David Roy Ruth and John Royster** Doris and Henry Rust Saint Mary High School, Paducah, KY Saint Matthew Ladies Club, Mt. Vernon, IN Margie Salerno Patsy Sanders* Jose Santillanes Deborah Sapp Patricia and Gary Satterwhite* Rose and Stanley Sauer Rev. Paul Scaglione Mary A’52 and Raymond Schelling Mary and Arthur Schissel Donna and Everett Schmidt Shirley and Joseph Schneringer Anna Schnorr Rita C’41 and Herman Schrecker** Geraldine Schroth Sr. Martha Schuler, GHMS Doris and C. A. Schutz LaVerne and L. A. Schwartz Susan Scott Sr. Rita Scott, OSU* Agnes and James Scully* Mary A’63 and August Seely Betty Jo and Louis Simms Lora and Anthony Simning Julia and Paul Sims Sr. Suzanne Sims, OSU A’66* Sisters of Mercy*, Owensboro, KY Annette and Philip Skees* Mary and William Skees Ann and Ray Smith Kathy and Robert Smith Sandra and Joe Snyder

Paulette Snyder* Elizabeth and John Socha Software Management Specialists Katherine Sonnenberg Leni and Alex Soriano Floyd Sorquist Mary and Joseph Spalding Leta A’39 and Joseph Speaks Patricia and John Spiess* Gertrude Stallings Mary Stallings C’50 Kimberly and Tracy Stallings Harold Staples Joan Stasel A’49 Carrie Stenger Margaret Stenger Sr. Amelia Stenger, OSU, A’67** Martha Stetter* Juanita Stinogel* Alec Stone Sr. Helen Ann Stuart, OSU A’42* Pat and Michael Sutherland** Teresa Switzer Peggy and Edward Tasaka* Nancy and Phillip Tatum Martha Taylor A’46* Sr. Mary Diane Taylor, OSU* Marilyn and Bill Terry* Sue Thayer Loretta and Harold Thomas* Joseph Thomas Mary and Billy Thomas Catherine Thompson A’30* Dennis Thompson James Thompson* John Thompson Joseph Thompson Angela A’44 and Leo A’44 Thompson* Margaret and Joseph Thompson* Marian Thompson C’34 Mary Thompson Sheila Thompson* Tire Mart of Owensboro Marce and Ronald Tomlinson John and Ella Townsend** Sharon and Mark Trew* Mary Trittschuh** Lucille and Jim Trompeter Margaret Tron Melissa and Thomas Troutman Delores Turnage** Le Ann and Hubert Uhing

Betty and William Ulrich* J. Vandeven Mary Agnes and William Vessels Martha Vissing David R. Vowels, Sr. Doris and James Vowels* Elizabeth and Steve Walker Nancy and John Walsh Regina Walz A’40* James Ward* Mary and Mike Ward Susan Ward A’47* Ben Wargel Patricia and Kenneth Wargel Rose and David Warren* Julie and Jerry Warren Joyce A’47 and Joe Paul Warren* Bernard Wathen* Doreen and John Wathen* Thomas Wathen* Agnes Watts A’53 Mary and Don Weaver* Sherry Wehr Sr. Marietta Wethington, OSU, A’55* Lovette and Bernard Whalen* Robert Wheatley* Barbara and Charles Whelan Darleen and John Whelan Emma and Raymond Whistle Lola Whitesides A’58* Mila and Marcus Whitler Mary Whittaker Mildred Wight* Lois and DonaldU Wilbert Barbara and Louis Wilbert Veronica and Laverne Wilhelm Janice and Donald Wilkinson* Ruth and Raymond Willett Sr. Dorothy Marie Willett, OSU, A’40* Beverly Williams Most Rev. J. Kendrick Williams Jennifer and James Wilson Patricia and Robert Wilson Sandra and Art Winiger Beverly and Joseph Wolford Teresa Wolking Ruth Helen and Glenn Wright Julie Yeida Carol Young* Beatrice and Ernest Zamora* Ann and Robert Zimlich

Matching Gifts Whirlpool Foundation

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In Loving Memory Kindly remember in your prayers our deceased Sisters, Associates, Alumnae, and friends whose names have been enrolled in the Book Of Remembrance in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel. Each month a Mass is offered in the Chapel for all of these, for those who are grieving, and for those who have honored the deceased through our Memorial Program from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002. SR. FRANCIS MARIE ABELL Kristin and Richard Greenwell

SR. MARY DAMIEN ABELL Rev. Bill Medley

SR. MARY OTHO ABELL Laura Smith

REV. WILLIAM ALLARD Susan and Michael Pottinger

SAMUEL H. AMMONS Lorna and George Horishny

PATRICIA BAILEY Peggy and Alan Huelsman

SR. JEAN CLAIRE BALLARD Anonymous The Ursuline Sisters pray daily for our friends and benefactors, and for all those who have asked our prayers.

WILLARD F. BASHAM JR. Lola and Willard Basham

MONICA BASSE Mary and Elmer Kelly

VINCENT L. BEISLER Carol and Gene Burns

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CYNTHIA WARREN BICKETT Rose and David Warren Carole Gibson Lisa R. Lentz Thomas Voss Stephanie J. Warren

DENNIS A. BICKETT, SR. Mary Beth and Wesley Andrews Guy E. Riney

LAWRENCE B. BICKETT Martha Frost

GEORGE I. BIRKHEAD Josanna and Byron La Mastus

SR. ALBERTA BIRKHEAD Eugenia Thomas Birkhead

CLETUS BITTEL FAMILY Mildred W. Bittel

SR. MARIE BERNADETTE BLANFORD Doretha and Michael Corbett Catherine Welle

DOT MUDD BOONE Marvin Boone

SR. ROSE ANN BOONE Mary Whittaker

MONTA MAE BOOTH Faye and Richard Booth Mildred and Robert Gilles

AILEEN BRADLEY Stella and Roger McClure

SR. KARL MELANIE BRILL Virginia and Murray Hardy

SR. JANETTE BOWLING Kathryn and Leo Fiedrich Catherine and Frank Keene Joan and Kenneth Aylor Joe Blair Sarah Bowling Eileen and Ralph Casazza Mary and Gary Chladek Georgia Clinger


F a l l SR. JANETTE BOWLING (continued) Joan and D. H. Evans Michele and Peter Georgantis Lucille Ghiglieri Rita and William Graham Lillian Ianni Mary Ianni Marian Kidd Little Flower Altar Society Catherine and Frank Klasic Irene Marich Julia and Paul Sims Mary Ann and Al Bowling Mary Louise Bowling

SR. MARY DENISE BROWN Joy Marie Miller

JOSEPH M. BUCKLEY Claire Buckley

THOMAS J. BUCKMAN Beth and Robert Crafton

MARGUERITE STEWART BUMPUS F. Adrian Bumpus Marie and William Quilty, Jr.

SR. LEANDER BURCH Anonymous

LOUISE SCOTT BURGE Anonymous Helen P. Barnes

BILL BURKE Thomas Burke

MARGARET BURKE Thomas Burke

SHIRLEY BURKE Thomas Burke

SR. CARMENCITA CARRICO Joyce C. Dougherty M. Bonnie Elder

SR. MARY CORDA CARRICO Peggy and Edward Tasaka Mary and Stephen Skrivan Jayne and George Flynn Joyce C. Dougherty Margaret and John Johnson M. Bonnie Elder

JACK CARTWRIGHT

MARY LOIS DRURY

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Walter M. Parenteau

MRS. DUBLIN Janice Mattingly Emma R. Dunbar

KERMIT DURR Lucille and Jim Trompeter

DOROTHY EALES Rose Fogle

SUZETTA EBELHAR Frances and Paul O’Bryan

MILDRED TIMBROOK Frances and Paul O’Bryan

HAROLD MULLIGAN Frances and Paul O’Bryan

MARTIN LULLUS EDELEN Roberta Mattingly Edelen

MARY HELEN EDELEN Anonymous Sandra and Joe Snyder Alec G. Stone

DEE EDELENS Margaret and Joseph Bowling

VIRGINIA EGART Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. John E. Johnson

BERNARD ELLEGOOD Susan and Gerald Hayden

ANDREW ETIENNE Kay and Paul Etienne

MYRTLE ETIENNE Kay and Paul Etienne

ALLEN EVANS Joan Evans Stasel

VERA M. FEELEY Lillian W. Gallo

FELDPAUSCH FAMILIES Joan and Vince Frey

CATHERINE SONNENBERG FICHERA Lillian W. Gallo

SR. MARY CLARA FLOYD Joyce and Ray Leigh

Kelli and Bryan Cash

MR.

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MRS. R.P. CASHEN

Betty and Ray Cashen

DAISY MAE CHAVEZ Velma and Phil Dees

FLORENCE L. CHENEY Lillian W. Gallo

JOHN R. CLEMENTS, JR. Coletta Clements

JODIE

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ROSIE CLEMONS

Sara and Tom Royal

PAUL COLLINS Marie A. Collins

SR. CONSOLATA STALLINGS Mayola Montgomery

KAREN COUGHLIN Christy Mattingly

LUCILLE CURRAN Martha and Bobby Pleasant

GEORGE DAVIS Martha and James Crisp

SR. MARIE CLAIRE DAVIS Anonymous Joyce Leigh

DEPARTED URSULINES Cambron Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. Rev. Bertrand J. Rapp

REV. J. J. DIEMERT William L. Wooldridge

BETTY DILLON Cissy and Ron Sullivan

ARCH JOSEPH DRURY, JR. The John McCarty Family

SR. JULIAN BEA DRURY Beth and Robert Crafton

BRONDI FOGLE

Rose Mary Fogle

MARY T. FOLEY Lillian W. Gallo

FREY FAMILIES Joan and Vince Frey

F.K. FULKERSON Mary C. Stallings

AGNES FULTZ Nancy and John Walsh

ALBERT GALLOWAY Betty Rhodes

MARY MARGARET GADDIS Mr. and Mrs. John Mulligan Anonymous

KATIE GARRISON Jodie and Jerry Fulkerson

H. GEORGE Lonnie Ballard

GILBERT J. GOEBEL Wilma and Paul Goebel

MARTHA GOEBEL Wilma and Paul Goebel

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AGAPITA GOMEZ

Molly Jacques

JOSE

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LENA GOMEZ

Msgr. Leo Gomez, VG

WINIFRED GRAHAM Ziba Graham, Jr.

JOHN GREENE Nancy Walsh

JUNIUS

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Rita and Charles Kelly

Mary E. Hefron

MARGARET GREENWELL KIBBY Rita and Charles Kelly

Edna Harris

PLEAZ

JOHN HARRIS

KNIGHTS

SALLIE GEENWELL

Sr. Marita Greenwell, OSU

NORMAN GROVES Sharon and Danny Ebelhar

ROLLINS HAGAN Dolores Ballard

SR. GABRIEL HAYDEN Mary Jo and David Hayden

REV. JOLLY PASCHAL HAYDEN Mary Jo and David Hayden

SR. RAPHAEL HAYDEN Mary Jo and David Hayden

SR. MARY MERCY HAYDEN Anonymous

VERNON HAYDEN Susan and Gerald Hayden

BERNARD HEAD Sr. Margaret Joseph Aull

MARIETTA PIKE BLAKE HEEP Frances and Ron Boarman

JOSEPH F. HEFRON, JR.

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Kentucky State Council

GRACE M. SPIES KOWALSKI Leon H. Kowalski

SR. MARY ANN KRAMPE Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMillen Sue and Joe Riney

KURZ FAMILY Richard Kurz

BARBARA ANN GOETZ LASHBROOK Joan and Herman Dant Frances and David Gaddis Lois Faye Nix

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MRS. J.L. LAWSON

Betty and Ray Cashen

SR. THERESA ANN LEGEAY Anonymous Robert Algermissen

SR. JUSTINA HEIMANN Mary and Thomas Bennett Colleen and Joe Brand Ann Graviss Joan and Don Habig

MS. JUSTINA HEIMANN

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KATE LINDEMANN

Gloria and Michael Lindemann

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EUNICE LUNSFORD

Patricia and William Parkes

ORMOND BURCH MARION Virginia K. Elder

Aggie and Bob Hanks

LEO MARSHALL

SR. M. LAURA HENNING

Ann E. Marshall Brenda Starr

Eula E. Martin

ESTIL HIGDON FAMILY Sr. Rose Henry Higdon, SL

NANNIE MAE HIGDON Sr. Margaret Joseph Aull

EDWARD HODAPP

ELOISE HAMILTON MARTINSON Martha Campbell

JEANETTE S. MATTINGLY George S. Mattingly

SR. MARY ANNA MATTINGLY

Agnes Hodapp

Marianna and Larry Robinson

HENRY DEE HORN

SR. THERESE MARTIN MATTINGLY

Michael E. Horn

ANNA MARIE HORN Michael E. Horn

HAROLD HOWARD Carolyn and Earl Howard

HUELSMAN FAMILY Peggy and Alan Huelsman

CHARLES HUGHES Sr. Marita Greenwell, OSU

DARRELL HUGHES Sr. Marita Greenwell, OSU

SR. MARY GRACE HUTCHINS Emma Hutchins Margie Salerno

Mary and Gabriel Becker Sami Aaron Martha Jean Vissing Rita and William Gavin Agnes and James Scully

MARGARET MAYLEBEN Sherry Wehr

MCAULIFFE FAMILY Peggy and Alan Huelsman

JAMES JAY MCCAFFERTY Lillian W. Gallo

EDNA MCCLURE William L. Wooldridge

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Barret-Fisher Co., Inc.

CLETUS F. JACOB Pat, MacKenzie and Morgan Nation

MARY ELLEN JARBOE Anonymous

MARTIN JOHNSON Cecilia Johnson Harnden Mary Ann and Thomas Kurz

SR. AGNES MARY JOHNSON Anonymous St. Bernard/Lourdes Alumni, Nebraska City, NE

B.T. JOHNSTON FAMILY Rosaline Johnston AND

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SR. MARY ETHEL LEWIS

Mary E. Hefron

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Martha and Don Kirby

Mary Jo and David Hayden

ALL INNOCENT VICTIMS

Ruth and Ralph Lutz

WILLIAM KIBBY

REV. LUCIAN P. HAYDEN

Ann O. Bresler Guy Riney Sharon and Danny Ebelhar

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Marie and Joe Hancock

Edna Harris

HELEN EBELHAR

RITA

SR. MARY BARBARA KETZER

JAMES HARRIS

Ruth Metschuleit Cindy and James Cash

Peggy and Alan Huelsman

Faye and Larry Klee

MICHAEL HARRINGTON

SR. ANNE RITA CASH HELEN CASH

KEMPF FAMILY

ANNA MAE HAMILTON MARY FRANCES HANCOCK

JACK DUNBAR

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Betty Rhodes

ALMA BUECHLER KAELIN Milton Kaelin

KATHLEEN KAMUF Richard Kamuf

SR. AGNES THERESE KASTNER Mary and James Kastner

FRANCIS HILL KEENE Ann and Robert Zimlich

SR. MARY CELESTE MCCUE Kappa Delta Phi Soroity

DOROTHY E. MCKEE Kathleen H. McKee

DAN MCNEAL Pat and Michael Sutherland

SR. CHARLES CATHERINE MEDLEY Diane and Mark Kemper

JACKIE MEWS Nancy and John Walsh

ROB MEYTHALER Kim and Crystal Cocklin

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Carolyn and Earl Howard

BILLY MINARDI Cissy and Ron Sullivan

JOE W. MONTOYA Beatrice and Ernest Zamora

JIMMY MOORE Dorothy Fleischmann

SR. JOSEPH EMMA MORRIS Emma and Raymond Whistle

SR. EUDOCIA MUDD Margie Hardesty Anonymous

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Frances and Paul O’Bryan

TED MUNSTERMAN Mary Teresa Wimsatt Lois and Clarence Boerner Clara and Bill David Fraternal Order of Eagles #1717 Marge Godecker Janice and Don Gunnels Erma Hinderditer Martha and William Key Rachel Kirby Amelia Munsterman Ed Nurrenbern Ruth and David Ritzert St. Matthew Ladies Club Donna and Everett Schmidt Annette and Philip Skees Marce and Ronald Tomlinson Margaret Tron Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wargel Patricia and Ken Wargel Beverly J. Williams Sandra and Art Winiger Julie Yeida

MURPHY FAMILY Sr. Theresa M. Murphy, SCN

J.R. MURPHY Richard Kurz Sr. Theresa M. Murphy, SCN

SR. ROSE BEATRICE MURPHY Gertrude Kurz NANCY Donnelly Rose Mary Fogle

SR. VIRGINIA MARY NICHOLS Frances Mahoney Nina and Raymond Nichols

JACK O’HARA Martha and James Crisp

SR. CAROLYN MARIE O’HARROW Marilyn and Bill Terry

MAMADEAN OBERST Martha and James Crisp

CAROLINE CHAPEZE OLLER Beverly and Ed Wathen

ESTHER PARDON Judy and Robert Neal

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RUTH PARKES

Patricia and William Parkes

SR. MARY ANGELINA PAYNE Lillian W. Payne

SR. MARY CECILIA PAYNE Dody and Henry Payne Mary and Stephan Skrivan

SR. MARY JANE PAYNE Anonymous

BUDDY PEAK Irene Rich

MR.

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Susan J. Scott

EDWARD FRANCIS PICKETT, JR. Grace and Edward Pickett

DAVID HENRY PICKETT Grace and Edward Pickett

POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY Walter M. Parenteau

SR. JEAN CATHERINE PURDY Karen and Ronnie Adkisson Sue and Joe Riney

RAY FAMILY Lucille and Gerald Ray

LON

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MARY RAY FAMILY

Sr. Elizabeth Ann Ray, OSU

SR. JOSEPH CARMEL REDMON Velma and Phil Dees

CHARLES REID Sr. Martha Schuler

JUDGE CHARLES REYNOLDS Mary Patricia Reynolds

H. JEAN VOLK RHINERSON Joseph P. Rhinerson

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Betty Rhodes

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EVELYN RICHESON Kathy and Bob Smith

JOE RIGGS Rose Fogle

BEN ROBY Inez Roby

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Honoring the Living

Miriam and Pat Rogers

ROOK FAMILY Peggy and Alan Huelsman

DELBERT R. ROSCOE

Many of you make an annual contribution to honor the living, giving praise to God for their goodness. We share in their joy as we thank you for honoring others.

Mary W. Roscoe

RUSSELL FAMILY Barbara and Louis Wilbert

BERT RUSSELL Florence R. Graf Lois and Donald Wilbert

LORETTA RUETH Anonymous

CHRIS RUTLEDGE Anonymous

LEO

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Msgr. Leo Gomez, VG

GRACE SCAGLIONE Rev. Paul Scaglione

ROSEMARY D. SCHRODE George D. Schrode

PAUL SCHWAB Sr. Mary Jude Cecil, OSU

MARY LEONA SETTLES Ann and Albert Gibbs

SR. MARY ODERIC SETTLES Albert and Ann Gibbs

CARL

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FRANCES SHERRON

Patricia S. Ringswald

BARBARA GRACE SIMPSON Virginia K. Elder

ROBERT SIMPSON Rose Fogle

ROSE J. ARCHULETA Joseph A. Archuleta

SR. CATHERINE THERESE BARBER Mary Ann and Al Bowling

FRANCES H. BICKETT Martha B. Frost

JOSEPH BOWLING Margaret L. Bowling

JOSEPH BRAND, SR. Katherine P. Brand

TOM BURKE

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Thomas J. Burke

SR. MARTHA ANN CARGILE Mary and Bennett S. Ligon, Jr.

SR. LENNORA CARRICO Pat and Mike Sullivan

SR. PHILOMENA COX Mary Rose Zink

JONI DUGAN Sami Aaron

SR. MARIE JULIE FECHER Mary Rose Zink

SR. ANITA FLAUGHER Kristin and Richard Greenwell

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Mary A. Pate-Lovell

MARY T. (TONG) SIMS

MARY E. (BLANDFORD) GOETZ

Delores Turnage

Nancy and Tony Goetz

SR. MARY ETHEL SIMS Margaret Mary and Bob Algermissen Julia and Flint Roberson

SR. BERNADITA SIPES Rose and Stanley Sauer

SR. MARGARET SIPES Rose and Stanley Sauer

SR. AGNES MARIE SMITH Wanda and Leo Buckman Nancy and Clifton Daugherty

JANICE CLAYTON SMITH

SR. MAUREEN GRINER Michael M. Lemm Lawrence Lynch, Jr.

SR. JANE IRVIN HANCOCK Jane and Tom Hancock

SR. JANE MIRIAM HANCOCK Jane and Tom Hancock Louise Hagan

SR. CHARLES IRENE HAYDEN Karen Hayden

SR. MICHELE ANN INTRAVIA Serafina and Gary Mesnier

SR. CLARA JOHNSON Cecilia and Phillip Harnden

JOSANNA BIRKHEAD LA MASTUS Josanna and Byron La Mastus

SR. ROSE EMMA MONAGHAN Virginia and Murray Hardy

SR. ROSE MARITA O’BRYAN Mary Rose Zink

SR. JEAN MADELINE PEAKE Sheila and James Beaven

SR. HELEN MARIE PFOHL Barbara and Roy Buckman

SR. TERESITA PIONKE, GMHS Mary and Thomas Murray

SR. JOSEPH ADRIAN RUSSELL Doris M. Schutz

SR. MARY HENRY RUSSELL Doris M. Schutz

SR. RITA SCOTT Helen P. Barnes

SR. SUZANNE SIMS Octavia and Peter Casper

ST. BRIGID SCHOOL, VINE GROVE, KY Kevin Skeeters

URSULINES OF ST. JOSEPH, MAYFIELD, KY Mary Ruth and Donald Elder

DR. WILLIAM P. VONDERHAAR William L. Wooldridge

SR. ANN VICTORIA WASYLINA Marian and Forrest Heintzman

SR. DOROTHY MARIE WILLETT Mary Kathleen Dunkel

SR. AGNES CATHERINE WILLIAMS Mildred Krapf

SR. CHARLES ASA WILLIAMS Mildred Krapf

HELEN SCHRAM WILSON A’41 Helen W. Hubley

SR. MARGARET ANN ZINSELMEYER Michael M. Lemm Lawrence Lynch, Jr.

M. Ethel Payne

JENNIFER LEA SMITH Dora and Joe Fidel

SR. JAMESINA SPAIN Anonymous Joe Riney Laura A. Smith

SR. MARY RAYMOND SMITH Margaret and John Johnson Joan and Gerald Kelly Shirley and Joe Schneringer William L. Wooldridge

LEONA SPALDING Rose Mary Fogle

SR. PRAXEDES SPALDING Anonymous

SPIESS FAMILY Patricia and John Spiess

CHARLES STEELE Martha and James Crisp

STANISLAUS STELMACH Bob, Rodney, Sandra, Tom, Shannon, Jamie, Shana, and Mary Beth Ward Mike, Charlotte and Andrew Stelmach

ARLENE F. STENGER Margaret M. Stenger

SR. LEORA STEWART William L. Wooldridge

ANITA TERRELL Sr. Mary Jude Cecil, OSU

CATHERINE B. THOMPSON Virginia and Tom Beaven Lynne T. Bowling Mary and Lawrence Edelen Miriam and W.P. Hagan June and Francis Hutchins Patricia and Ernie Murray Connie and Ed Schickel Mary and Joseph Spalding Catherine B. Thompson Family Marian B. Thompson, C’34 Mary Wimsatt

JOSEPH A. THOMPSON Margaret Thompson

MARY ELLEN THOMPSON Mary Helen and Gary Riney Sue and Joe Riney

SUSAN E. THOMPSON Anonymous

WALTER AND BERTHA THOMPSON Joseph A. Thompson WILLIAM H. THOMPSON Teena T. Barber CARMELLA TILFORD Ann E. Marshall

BERNADETTE WILLETT TRAPP Karen and Michael Trapp FRED TRITTSCHUH Mary R. Trittschuh

CHARLES TURNER Mike Horn, Titan Contracting RAY TYSON Rose and Stanley Sauer SR. MARY BERNICE UHING Cyril Uhing Le Ann and Hubert Uhing DECEASED URSULINES OF YOUNGSTOWN, OH Sr. Nancy Dawson DECEASED URSULINES, ST. COLUMBA SCHOOL, LOUISVILLE Mary Ann and Arthur Schissel DECEASED URSULINES, ST. EDWARD SCHOOL, JEFFERSONTOWN, KY Kristin and Richard Greenwell DECEASED URSULINES, ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL, ST. FRANCIS, KY Elizabeth and Fred Dyne DECEASED URSULINES, ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL, MAYFIELD, KY Mary Ruth and Donald Elder MY URSULINE TEACHERS Martha and Louis Dawson HUBERT AND AGNES VOGES Kay and Paul Etienne KENNETH VOLKMER Lucille and Jim Trompeter JAMES L. VOWELS Doris W. Vowels


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Embracing the Ursuline Way of Life Novices Monica and Sara begin their canonical year

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or Sisters Sara Murphy and Monica Seaton, August 1, 2002, was a milestone in their journey toward profession as Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. This date marked the beginning of their canonical year — the 12 consecutive months that Canon (Church) Law requires of all novices in religious communities. The canonical year offers the novices time, space, and opportunities to intensify their relationship with God, deepen their knowledge and love of their congregation, engage in ministry within the community, and continue personal growth and integration. There is no external ministry or employment during this year. Together with novice director Sister Nancy Murphy, Sisters Sara and Monica participate in the Sisters Monica, Nancy, Sara Studies in Spirituality Program at the Moye Center in Melbourne, Ky. This collaborative, intercommunity experience offers classes in Biblical spirituality, community living, history of religious life, prayer, vows, and many other areas essential to formation in religious life. An added benefit is peer support and supervision for the novice directors. Sisters Nancy, Sara, and Monica travel to Melbourne eleven times each semester for these two-day sessions. Sisters Sara and Monica, who are both from Owensboro, Ky., began their Ursuline journey in 1999, when they entered the

SALLY WARD Sara and Tom Royal

SR. ANCILLA MARIE WARREN Sue and Joe Riney Viola and John Birkenfeld Anna Schnorr Stella Montoya Ruth and Filemon Romero Carolyn and Ronald Proctor Joyce Koozer Leona and Pat Fenton Monica and James Pemberton Julie and Jerry Warren Anita and Mark Bowers Velma Warren Dolores Stallings

HELEN WARREN Anonymous

SR. MARY EDGAR WARREN Viola and John Birkenfeld Anita and Mark Bowers

SR. MARY EDGAR WARREN (continued) Leona and Pat Fenton Joyce Koozer Monica and James Pemberton Julie and Jerry Warren Velma Warren

GEORGE

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MYRTLE WATHEN

Mary Rose Bryant

RUTH H. WATHEN Bev and Ed Wathen

SR. MARGARET ANN WATHEN Anna R. Leonard

RICHARD WEAFER Lillian Weafer Jarboe

MABEL I. WELCHER Karen Persons

FRANK WETHINGTON, SR. Wilma and Paul Goebel

JAMES WETHINGTON Sadie and Ed Barrass Paula and Michael Garman

contact program, a discernment period prior to formal entrance into the congregation. In July 2000, they began their postulancy, continuing to study the Ursuline Way of Life, living it in a small Ursuline community, and determining, along with the congregation, their readiness for beginning the novitiate. During postulancy, they continued their regular employment and college classes. On the eve of the feast of Saint Angela Merici — January 26, 2002 — Sara and Monica took their next step: formal entrance into the novitiate, an intensive preparation for temporary profession of vows as Ursuline Sisters. Besides the canonical year described above, the novitiate includes a second, apostolic year, during which the novices engage in external ministries and continue preparation for profession. Between January and August 2002, Sara and Monica completed six months of this apostolic year. They will complete the remaining half between August 2003 and January 2004. This will be a time to bring closure to the novitiate experience and to make immediate preparation for vows. Throughout the two novitiate years, the novices live at Mount Saint Joseph in a small formation community. “During the past eight months I have been stretched beyond ways of realizing I could be,” Sister Sara Murphy says. “I am glad that I am here at the Motherhouse with the older Sisters who have made our community what it is today. It’s an important opportunity for me to be with the Sisters and hear their struggles, as well as their achievements and joys of religious life.” Sister Monica adds: “At this time in formation I am very thankful for this opportunity to deepen my spirituality and my relationship with God. I could probably never have had such a year outside of this community.” She too appreciates the privilege of living at the Motherhouse with the retired Sisters, “who gave so much of their lives to build this community and sustain it. This is the time when I can learn from the wisdom they share with me and carry it into the future.” n

ODELIA WETHINGTON Wilma and Paul Goebel

ROBERT WETHINGTON Wilma and Paul Goebel

WHELAN FAMILY Lucille and Gerald Ray

WHELAN FAMILY Sr. M. deChantal Whelan, OSU

CHARLES B. WHELAN Karen and Ronnie Adkisson

NEEL WHELAN Sr. M. deChantal Whelan, OSU

WILBERT FAMILY Barbara and Louis Wilbert

REV. BOB WILLETT Kathleen and Sam DunLany

CONNIE WILLETT Susan and Gerald Hayden

SR. MARY THOMAS WIMSATT Jeanette and Charles Smith

OLDHAM WIMSATT Margaret and George Frey Cissy and Ron Sullivan

FRED WOODWARD Jodie and Jerry Fulkerson

HATTIE WOODWARD Jodie and Jerry Fulkerson

MARY PAULINE WURTH Martha and Jim Kamuf

JACK M. YOFFEY Adele Yoffey

LARENZO AND LARETTO YOUNG FAMILY Susie and Joseph Young

ZIEGLER FAMILY Sr. M. de Chantal Whelan, OSU

LEONA WILLETT Ruth and Raymond Willett

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Honors Congratulations to these Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who have received recognition since June 2001:

Sister Fran Wilhelm, founding director of Owensboro’s Centro Latino, received the NAACP’s Dr. Herman E. Floyd Award for outstanding service to the Owensboro-Daviess County community. She was also awarded the 2002 Daviess County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award for outstanding service as a community volunteer. Sister Dianna Ortiz (see story, page 6) received the Ashoka Fellowship for support of her ministry to survivors of torture and for the abolition of torture. Sister Maureen Griner, Director of Music for the Memphis Diocese and Cathedral, received the Spirit and Truth Award from the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgists “in recognition of her visionary and steadfast leadership to renew the liturgy and the life of the Church.” Sister Rita Scott, Motherhouse Plant Administrator, accepted, in behalf of all Motherhouse employees, an award from Kentucky Kare Health Insurance Authority recognizing superior excellence in workplace safety. Sister Frances Miriam Spalding, outreach minister in Benton and Marshall County, Ky., received the Stilley House Assisted Living Community Volunteer 2001 Award. She was also honored by Stephen Ministries of the First United Methodist Church for making a difference in the lives of others. And she was top fundraiser in a recent benefit walk for Haven of Hope, a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Benton.

Sister Emma Cecilia Busam, Diocesan Archivist and 1983-2001 Community Archivist, was named a Charter Member of the Academy of Certified Archivists in recognition of her sustained commitment, dedication, and service to the profession. Sister Kathy Gallo, a Parish Education Coordinator in Boston, Mass., received the Annual Research Award given by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership for her significant contribution to research in the field of religious education. Sister Vickie Cravens, Community Archivist, received certification in Pastoral Ministry from Brescia University at her completion of the University’s Ministry Formation program. Sister Nancy Liddy, Pastoral Minister in Paducah, Ky., received a master’s degree in Religious Education from Fordham University, with highest honors. The Brescia University Alpha Chi Honor Society named Sister Cheryl Clemons, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, their 2001-2002 Teacher of the Year. Sister George Mary Hagan, Director of Religious Education at Fort Knox, Ky., received the 2002 Fort Knox Leadership Association Public Employee Recognition Service Award. Sister Mary Jude Cecil, French and religion teacher at St. Mary High School, Paducah, Ky., received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. She was nominated by one of her students, a participant in the program.


Ursulines Alive Fall 2002