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AUGUST 2011

VOL. XVII, NO. 1

Saint Angela ... Peacemaker and Reconciler

By Suzanne Reiss, OSUA in Louisville, Ky.

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s we all know, only God can make a perfect day. However, the presenters, participants, associates, and all the folks who worked tirelessly in preparation of Associates and Sisters Day 2011 made the “Perfect Day.” As attendees gathered for the day there were lots of hugs, smiles, and a sense of sincere camaraderie. Settling in, the day was opened with a lovely prayer service from Associate Karen Siciliano. With this year’s theme Associates, from left, Risë Karr, Phyllis Troutman, and Betty being “Saint Angela, Peacemaker and Reconciler,” Boren find the perfect way to relax at Mount Saint Joseph at the Karen chose the Ursuline Prayer of the Beatitudes and end of Associates and Sisters Day on June 11. highlighted how Angela lived them. This year’s program was divided into three is a gift that comes out of the deep connection of taking sessions. “What Angela Teaches Us About Living as another’s suffering seriously. Compassion is what an Environmentally Friendly Christian” was presented makes us fully human.” Sister Jacinta concluded her by Sister Michele Morek. Sister Michele recently presentation with a tremendously moving video, “See returned from her internship with UNANIMA in New the Face of Jesus in the Poor.” Following the video, the York City, in which she worked on clean water issues. group was once again invited to discuss and share their Sister Michele stated that “environmental degradation thoughts on the topic. is the No. 1 cause of poverty and in turn, poverty is the The third session featured a panel discussion No. 1 cause of environmental degradation.” They go titled, “What Angela Teaches Us About Living in hand in hand. Sister Michele then posed the question to Today’s Society as a Christian.” Panelists included the group, “Was Angela Green?” The group was then Associates John Wood, Ed Cecil, Lisa Day, and Brenda challenged with a series of questions involving Angela Semar, and Sisters Mary Ellen Backes and Mary Jude and her environmental spirituality today. This was Cecil. Each panelist cited examples in their daily lives followed by a lively group and communities, clearly discussion. demonstrating that Angela is The second session, indeed at work today. After “What the Poor Teach us these thought-provoking About Being Christian,” was presentations, the audience presented by Sister Jacinta was challenged to spend time Powers, with assistance from during their next associate Associates Martha House and group meeting to decide Mary Danhauer. Martha spoke what ministry can be done of how the poor taught her individually or as a group to simplicity and how to slow alleviate an obstacle to people down. Mary spoke of how her living as the Christians they Coreen Moore, center, and her husband, Erv, visit with dealings with the poor taught Violet Hamilton on Associates and Sisters Day at Mount want to be. her compassion. “Compassion Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center on June 11. Continued on page 3


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Associate Update

A Word from Marian...

Dear Associate Friends, It’s summer in Kentucky and it’s hot – hot – hot! The green beans in my garden are blooming, the okra grows a foot every day, and tomatoes – oh my! Time to celebrate summer! Summer at Mount Saint Joseph means PICNIC! The annual ‘family reunion’ to benefit the retired sisters is just around the corner. Games, crafts, and of course, delicious food await you on Sunday, Sept. 11. Volunteers are always needed and this year is no exception. Come join us! The updated ASSOCIATE AND SISTER DIRECTORY is now available. Addresses, regional groupings, as well as birthday lists can be right at your fingertips. Contact me at the Partnerships Office and I will email the complete directory to you. Sister Marietta will lead us once again in a summer retreat (Angela: A Woman for All Times) concentrating on Saint Angela and her timeless guidance for all of us. Join us Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28. If you need lodging, contact Kathy McCarty: kathy.mccarty@maplemount. org/270-229-4103, Ext. 802. Until we meet again, I wish you sunny days of peace,

Marian Bennett, OSUA Coordinator of Ursuline Partnerships

ASSOCIATE Update is published four times a year for the Associates of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356-9999 Phone: 270-229-2006 • Fax: 270-229-4953 Website: www.ursulinesmsj.org Email : associates.msj@maplemount.org Coordinator of Ursuline Partnerships: Mrs. Marian Bennett, OSUA Coordinator of Spiritual Formation for Ursuline Partnerships: Sister Mary Sheila Higdon, OSU Director of Mission Advancement/Communications: Dan Heckel, OSUA Communications Specialist/Graphic Design: Jennifer Kaminski Director of Mission Effectiveness: Sister Rose Marita O’Bryan, OSU Administrative Specialist/Website: Tiffany Orth Director of Development: Sister Amelia Stenger, OSU

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ASSOCIATE MISSION STATEMENT

e, the associates of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus through the actions of our everyday lives. We commit ourselves to living the charism of Saint Angela Merici in union with and in support of the Ursuline community of Mount Saint Joseph.

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Sister Mary Sheila takes over as coordinator of formation

Ursuline Associates will have a new sister to help guide them on their journey with Saint Angela this fall, when Sister Mary Sheila Higdon takes over as coordinator of formation for Ursuline Partnerships. Sister Mary Sheila is a native of Owensboro, Ky., but in her 63 years as an Ursuline Sister, this is only her second ministry in her native county, having served in Whitesville from 1990-93. “I’m looking forward to it,” she said, although she concedes she won’t know all the ins and outs of the position until she has been in the ministry for awhile. Sister Mary Sheila will assist associates and alumnae of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in their ongoing formation and spirituality opportunities. She replaces Sister Marietta Wethington, who is concentrating on her ministries with the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center and pastoral care for the sisters in Saint Joseph Villa. Continued on page 3

Dear Friends, I have been given just a moment of your time; for Marian Bennett has graciously allowed me to include a greeting from me to you in the Update.Whatanopportunitytosay on paper to so many of you – “Thank you!”Thank you for the very special ways you share in stewarding andpromotingthevisionofSaintAngela Merici. Thank you for adding a new dimension to the witness of the Ursuline mission. What a delightful gathering we had this summer in June; it was yet another occasion in which we could recognize,appreciate,andcelebratethemanygiftswe have to share with each other and with the people of God. I look forward to more opportunities to explore allthewayswecanhelpeachotherandsomanypeople enjoy and grow in the wisdom and insights with which Saint Angela has gifted us. Thank you for being such an integral part of the Ursuline family. Blessings,

Sister Sharon Sullivan, Congregational Leader


August 2011

Associate Update

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2011-12 formation plans focus on peacemaking and reconciliation

Following the inspirational Associates and Sisters Day, Ursuline Associate groups will spend more time this coming year reflecting on the theme, “Angela, Peacemaker and Reconciler.” The first formation experience associates and sisters will participate in when next they meet is titled, “Reconciliation, Peacemaking, Environmentalism.” It follows the spirit of Sister Michele Morek’s presentation during Associates and Sisters Day, and in fact Sister Michele helped fashion the formation material with assistance from Associate Martha Little, a member of the Associate Advisory Board. The session will focus on asking associates about their relationship with nature and the environment, and what Saint Angelamightsaynowaboutenvironmentalissueswe’redealing with today.The session concludes with an examination of where each of our great works lie. The second session, which will be discussed this fall, follows Sister Jacinta Powers’ presentation from Associates and Sisters Day, “What the Poor Teach us About Living as Christians.” Sister Marietta Wethington created this session, based on Sister Jacinta’s outline. This experience will seek a response to questions such as “What is competing with me to prevent me from embracing the poor?” and “What can I do to recognize the systems that keep the poor where they are, and what can I do to change them?” Associates will examine how they greet the less fortunate on their personal journeys, and how they can be“salt and light”to all those they meet. Formation experiences for winter and spring will be completed this fall. The format for these formation experiences will be the same as those used for “change” in the past year.

Sister MARY SHEILA

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Sister Mary Sheila was a teacher, director, or principal for 30 years at schools in Kentucky, Missouri, and Nebraska, and has served in diocesan or parish ministry since 1980 in those same three states. From 1999 until this summer, she served as pastoral associate at three parishes in the heart of the Ozarks in southeastern Missouri – St. George in Van Buren, St. Catherine Siena in Piedmont, and Our Lady of Sorrows in Williamsville. She has some experience in working with associates while ministering in Bowling Green, Ky., in the late 1980s, and also while serving in Dexter, Mo., in the late 1990s. Her office will be in St. Angela Hall. To contact Sister Mary Sheila, email her at mary.higdon@maplemount.org.

A large group gathered for Associates Day 2011.

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Associate Lisa Reilly, from Paola, Kan., gave an excellent presentation on a fairly new concept called Y-DOSA (Young Daughters of Saint Angela). These are girls ranging in age from 11 to 18 who gather together to study the teachings of Saint Angela and incorporate those lessons into their daily lives. These girls have made tremendous strides over the past year in getting this program off the ground in Paola. A small Y-DOSA group has also formed in Whitesville, Ky., under the direction of Sister Suzanne Sims. Lisa and Paola Associate Carol O’Keefe are available to help other communities start their own YDOSA chapter. For the second year, a presentation titled “In Memoriam” offered an extremely moving and poignant remembrance honoring the associates and sisters who have gone on to God since we gathered last year. There was not a dry eye in the room. And last, but certainly not least, the group said its goodbyes and heartfelt thanks to Sister Marietta Wethington, as she leaves her ministry as director of formation for Ursuline Partnerships. She moves on to new challenges while continuing to focus on her two other ministries, adjunct to Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center and pastoral care for the senior sisters in the infirmary. Sister Mary Sheila Higdon will assume the responsibilities for associate formation this fall. The day concluded with a wonderfully moving and spiritual gathering for Mass celebrated by Associate Father John Vaughan, and including the associate commitment ceremony. For those who were able to attend, it truly was a “Perfect Day.” Please mark your calendars to be part of Associate and Sisters Day 2012 on June 9, 2012. n


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Welcome New Associates! PATSY J. BEAUCHAMP of Louisville, Ky., has been part of Mount Saint Joseph for many years, beginning in 1976-78 when she taught physical education and coached basketball at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She is a retired chief executive officer with Girl Scouts of Green Bay, Wisc. Patsy now volunteers at St. John’s Center for Homeless Men, giving encouragement to “keep going, with God in your heart and a smile on your face.” It is said of Patsy, “She is always searching for ways to give back to the larger community.” She enjoys participating in the Louisville associate meetings and looks forward to meeting other faithful people and volunteering in Ursuline ministries. After an invitation by Sister Michele Morek, Patsy experienced her formation process with Sister Emma Anne Munsterman. Her Ursuline partner is Sister Kathleen Kaelin. DEBRA A. DUGGER, a lifelong resident of Owensboro, is Activities Coordinator for the retired sisters living in Saint Joseph Villa at Maple Mount. A deeply kindhearted and cheerful woman, Debbie is devoted to caring for the elderly. She delights the sisters in the Villa by bringing her dog, Daisy, to visit twice a week. She makes sure the sisters enjoy the annual Mount picnic by organizing transportation to the hospitality tent on the picnic

Lifetime Commitments

Associates making their lifetime commitment on Associates and Sisters Day June 11, from left, Mag Birge, Jerry Birge, Laurie Hicks, Jean Murphy, Karen Siciliano, Betty Stone, and Nancy Mills.

URSULINE ASSOCIATE BOOK STUDY:

“Also in Your Midst” by Martha Buser, OSU Led by Associates Martha Little and Peggy Clark Brescia University Campus Center 5 sessions 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - 3rd Wednesdays

Oct. 19 • Nov. 16 • Jan. 18 • Feb. 15 • March 21

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grounds. Debbie has a broad and varied musical background, having taught piano and vocals and singing backup and jingles. Her skills in music and Bible ministry make her a valuable member of the choir at Bellevue Baptist Church. Her contact person and Ursuline partner is Sister Marie William Blyth. DEBBIE J. LANHAM of Owensboro is a very active member of St. Pius X Parish. She is involved in a wide array of ministries including Eucharistic Minister as well as teaching faith formation classes and bringing communion to hospitalized parishioners. She has served on numerous committees ranging from Mardi Gras and Koinonia to bereavement dinners and Cursillo. Debbie is prayerful, generous, and dedicated to helping others, and is known as a dependable woman who can get things done. She is “faithful to God’s will in her life” and it’s said, “Her smile lights up a room.” A native of Whitesville Ky., Debbie and her husband, Kenny, are parents of four active children. Her contact person and Ursuline partner is lifetime associate Martha Little. KAREN R. LASHER of Owensboro is the mother of three boys and teaches third grade at Fordsville Elementary School in Ohio County. Her relationship with Mount Saint Joseph began before birth: her mother graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and her parents were married in the MSJ priest’s house. We are told, “Karen has a gift of helping others in need, putting them before herself.” “With her gift of service she is a role model to others.” Another told us, “Karen is a person who is interested in others…has a joyful spirit about her and about life.” Karen’s parish activities include parish council, Koinonia retreats, and serving as lector and Eucharistic Minister. Karen’s contact person and Ursuline partner is Martha Little. LAURA and CRAIG LOCKE of Memphis, Tenn., are members of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She is a recent law school graduate pursuing employment as a public defender for indigent defendants. He holds a master’s degree in nonprofit finance from the University of Memphis and is resource development director for United Housing, Inc. Laura and Craig are afire with zeal to serve God’s most needy. They “share with one another an unusual compassion for the poor, and a desire to make it their life’s work to alleviate the suffering of the underprivileged.” Laura volunteers at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality and is a greeter at the Cathedral. Craig shares his lifelong passion for music as cantor and member of the Cathedral choir. Their contact person and Ursuline partner is Sister Maureen Griner.


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Y-DOSA members in Kansas hold pinning ceremony The Young Daughters of Saint Angela is a group for girls ages 11-18, who study Saint Angela’s life and seek her guidance. There are two chapters of Y-DOSA: Kansas City, Kan., metro area and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic School in Whitesville, Ky. By Izabella Borowiak-Miller, Y-DOSA member (Kansas)

Recently in Y-DOSA we went on a spiritual retreat. Mrs. Carol O’Keefe was kind enough to hold the retreat at her house. At our last meeting we learned all about Saint Angela. Saint Angela Merici was born in 1474 at Desenzano on the shore of Lake Garda, Italy. Saint Angela became a tertiary of Saint Francis at about 20 years old. She and her religious friends founded the Ursulines in Brescia. She preferred to send her followers to minister in their own families, through this she hoped to effect an improvement in social conditions. Saint Angela’s belief was “disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family.” As a patron, Saint Angela chose Saint Ursula because ever since her martyrdom, Saint Ursula was regarded as the ideal type of Christian virgin. On July 9th, Y-DOSA members Cindy, Amelia, Kate and I received pins as full members of Y-DOSA. Saint Angela Merici has done great things for our religion. She has had such a wonderful life that I think we should follow in any way we can. To start a Y-DOSA chapter in your community, contact Marian Bennett, (270) 229-2006, marian.bennett@maplemount.org.

The Kansas Y-DOSA girls participated in a pinning ceremony on July 9, along with their group leaders. Pictured, front: Associate Lisa Reilly, Kate Selenky, Amelia Guenther, Cindy Reilly, Izabella Borowiak-Miller, Associate Carol O’Keefe. Back: Associate Denise Heying, Msgr. Robert Bergman. The reception cake featured the new Ursuline Y-DOSA pin.

Food pantry serves needs of body and soul By Judy Sims, OSUA

The St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Central City, Ky., was started on Dec. 19, 1984. Originally it was known as Catholic Services for the Needy. Associates Marcia Stoller, It began as a very small left, and Judy Sims stop for a group of volunteers moment at the St. Joseph’s food working out of a garage. pantry in Central City, Ky. They would collect donations from various local businesses and individuals and distribute to needy families once a week. The operation soon moved to the undercroft at St. Joseph’s Church. The volunteers were able to get food from an organization called Second Harvest in Elizabethtown, Ky. (The name has now been changed to Feeding America.) Of course, they had to drive there (83 miles each way) to pick it up and then pack it for

distribution. I am not sure when the original name was dropped in favor of St. Joseph’s Food Pantry. It originally served 15-20 families per week. As the organization expanded it was not feasible to distribute food every week. It is now done once per month, and we average 130-140 families per month. In the past we have had as many as 200 families receive food. My husband Ric and I have been involved with the pantry for nearly 10 years. The last six years Ric has been in charge of ordering the food and produce. We are blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers and community service workers to assist us. It is a two-day operation.We pack everything on one day, which normally takes from four to eight hours. The following morning it is distributed from 8:30 to 10:30. Sometimes people begin lining up outside our doors as early as 5 a.m. Ric and I and all the volunteers are glad to be able to perform this valuable service to the needy of Muhlenberg County, Ky.


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Associate Update

Happy Fall Birthday to Our Associates September October 2 Judy Embry

3 Ann Wilson 6 Fr. Joe Mills 8 Betty Christian 9 Gene Tritsch Melissa Tuley 10 Anna Mae Kaiser 11 Peggy Clark Brenda Semar 13 Mary Ann Childs 14 Joanne Mason Donna Szurgot 15 Judy Gray Laurie Hicks 18 Jennie Barthol Meg Synk Jody Ziegler 19 Nellie Coffman Mike Haughton 20 Serafina Mesnier 21 Priscilla Archunde Francis Steffen 23 Barbara Hasenstab Nancy Richards Cathey Seaton 24 Beatriz Dansdill Rosann Whiting 25 Gerry Hasenstab Eileen Locke 27 Sheila Blandford Joan Minks Sharon Speaks 28 Fr. Freddie Byrd Charlotte Paez Janet Rockers 30 Maxine Beavin Eddie Prunty

1 Janet Kuper Patty Wernel 2 Albert Hayden 3 Jean Gutierrez 4 Betty Girten 5 Jane Denton 6 Patricia Jamett 8 Margaret Chavez Tom Payne 9 Lena Dees 11 CatherineGawarecki Kriste Pickert 12 Therese Allen Margaret Brasuel Carol O’Keefe Pat Wilson 13 Mary Ann Schilling 14 Alice Albus Margie Hill 15 Marie Hauser Betty Stone 16 Robert Greene, Jr. 17 Catherine Bockhold 18 Anna Conn Shirley Hagman 19 Jean Yackle 21 Mariita Rodriguez 22 Ada Bader Margaret Gallegos 23 Lee Jerome 24 Alice Blazina Linda Lattus 25 Evelyn Kehder 26 JoAnne Horstmann 29 Benjamin Head Rita Summers 31 Audrey Durbin Mary Lyne Jean Steffen

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The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph invite you to our 41st annual

November 1 Ed Cecil Mel Howard Louise Leasor 2 Dolores Polson 3 Claire Buckley Bobby Smyth 4 Will Payne 5 Fr. Phil Riney 6 Odelean Hill 7 Joan DeBauge Karen Lasher Al Massoth 8 Raqúel Sepúlveda 9 Lorna Horishny 10 Kathy Kiper 13 Valentino Simpao Mary Ann Stewart Marilyn Terry 15 Carol Alvey 16 Lois Clark 17 Al Coleman 18 Annette Stokes 20 Gary Riney 23 Dorothy Coatney 24 Donald Adams 28 Annette Chavez Sister Jeannette Touchet, SEC 30 Shirley Palmer

Get your Mount Saint Joseph Picnic raffle tickets - Only $2 ! Win A Trip to a South Seas Condo on Marco Island, Florida!* • $3,000 • $1,000 • $500 • Quilt • 32” HD LCD T.V. • Get your tickets from any Ursuline Sister or call 270-229-4103 ext. 278 or email tiffany.orth@maplemount.org *Airfare for two is included!

PICNIC Sunday,

Sept. 11, 2011 For the benefit of the retired Ursuline Sisters

Serving barbecue pork, mutton, chicken 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Yard Sale! Silent Auction! Crafts made by the Ursuline Sisters and Friends! New!! Hog Wild Game Cake Wheel • Bingo Pull Tabs • Adopt-a-Pet Fish Pond • Plants and Flowers • Inflatables Bottle Pitch • Holiday Decor • Ice Cream Burgoo • More!

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Associate Update

In Loving Memory... JOHN P. HANCOCK, Union County, Ky., associate, died May 11 at age 89. A native of Waverly, Ky., John worked the 252-acre family farm until 1989, when he and his wife, Ann (also an Ursuline Associate), retired to Huntsville, Ala., to be near their family. John and Ann were lifelong sweethearts. During their 62-year marriage, Ann and John enjoyed the accomplishments of their children and grandchildren and were eager to try new things. After relocating to Huntsville, they took up ballroom dancing as a hobby, becoming proficient enough to be a special attraction at a local dance recital. Ann preceded John in death in February 2007. Other survivors include their five children, Kelly, John, Frank, Tom, and Donna. Still together, John is buried beside Ann in Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Waverly. They made their associate lifetime commitments in 1991 at the invitation of their contact sisters, Sisters Jane Irvin and Jane Miriam Hancock, OSU. Sister Mary Evelyn Duvall, 88, died April 26 in her 70th year of religious life. A native of Sunfish, Ky., she loved to travel and was an excellent cook, seamstress, and craft maker. Sister Mary Evelyn taught for 44 years in Kentucky, Missouri, and primarily New Mexico. Survivors include four sisters, Catherine Duvall and Martha Durbin, both of Sunfish, Mary Davis, Leitchfield, Ky., and Frances Heath, Mountain Home, Idaho; two brothers, Lawrence Duvall of Louisville, and William Pius Duvall, Brownsville, Ky. Sister Marita Greenwell, 85, died June 21, in her 65th year of religious life. A native of Rhodelia, Ky., in Meade County, she was co-director of the Ursuline Associate program from 1996-2002. Sister Marita was a music teacher, and she directed the Contemporary Woman Program at Brescia College/University, a revolutionary self-esteem building program, for 32 years (1973-2005). She taught in Owensboro, Paducah, and at Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Brescia College as well as in the Archdiocese of Louisville and in Missouri. Survivors include her sister, Dorothy Hughes of Elizabethtown. NOTE: Gifts in memory of a sister may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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We Extend Deepest Sympathy To: • Brenda Busick, whose aunt, Ruth Hauser, died July 10. • Winnie Riney Cohron and Sister Judith Nell Riney, whose husband and brother-in-law, Gene Cohron, died April 12. • Mary Costello, whose cousin, Bob Callow, died May 27. • Leon Donahue, whose brother, Randall Donahue, died July 25. • Debbie Dugger, whose aunt, Margie Lambert, died April 19. • Carolyn Head, whose sister, Rita Harris, died July 3. • Bonnie Howard, whose mother, Mildred Howard, died July 9. • Mel Howard, whose father, David Howard, died June 28. • Sister Martha Keller, whose sister-in-law, Martha Jane Keller, died May 15. • Sister Nancy Murphy, whose great-nephew, Josh Yeckering, died May 19. • Amy Williams Payne, whose mother, Ann Williams, died July 11. • Sister Rebecca White, whose aunt, Regina Wimberley, died May 10. May they rest in the peace of God’s love.

’ They should remain in prayer with as much strength of spirit as possible. - Rule, Chapter IV

Saint Angela Merici

Dear Associates, The next few weeks are going to be very busy for all of us here at the Mount. We are preparing for the 41st Annual Picnic on Sept. 11 to support our Retired Sisters. We do hope many of you will be able to come. The day is a wonderful way to see so many of our friends and relatives. Many of you are working in a booth or helping in some other way. For all you do to help us, thank you. If you live at a distance and cannot attend the picnic, please go to our website to see how you can support our Retired Sisters. Our quilt club raffle is going very well, but every ticket helps us get closer to our goal. The main raffle is filled with great prizes and that is another way you can take part in the care of the Sisters. Your help is greatly appreciated. God bless all of you. We hope to see you soon. Pray for us. We pray for you.

Sister Amelia Stenger, OSU, Director of Development


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• Grayson County, St. Augustine Church - Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23 • Louisville, Central Presbyterian Church - Oct. 1, Dec. 17 • Muhlenberg County, St. Joseph Church - Oct. 19 • Kansas (North), Rita Wilkus’ home, Roeland Park - Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 • Owensboro, St. Pius X Church - Oct. 17 • Western Kentucky, Sid Mason’s home, Mayfield - Oct. 8, Nov. 5 • Associate Advisory Board meeting and retreat - Sept. 24

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Now’s the time to purchase your Ursuline Sisters’ Quilt Club membership for only $20. You get 12 chances to win a homemade quilt! New monthly drawings begin Oct. 7, 2011. 270-229-4103 ext. 278

• Angela: A Woman for All Times retreat - Aug. 27-28 • Reflection Day of Prayer (Instruments of God) at Retreat Center - Sept. 2 • Mount Saint Joseph BBQ PICNIC for the retired sisters - Sept. 11 • Associate Group Coordinators meeting - Oct. 6, 4-6 p.m. • Reflection Day of Prayer (Falling Leaves) at Retreat Center - Oct. 7 • Marian Retreat with Msgr. Bernard Powers at Retreat Center - Oct. 7-9 • Owensboro Book Study (“Also in Your Midst” by Martha Buser) begins Oct. 19 • Owensboro Associates Jail Ministry - Oct. 29 • All Souls Day Prayers at Retreat Center - Nov. 2, Reflection Day - Nov. 4 • Alumnae Memorial Mass - Nov. 5 • Fall Associate Commitment - Nov. 9 • Thomas Merton Retreat with Fr. James Conner at Retreat Center - Nov. 11-13 • Associates and Sisters Day - June 9, 2012


UPDATE August 2011