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Ursuline Sister Martha Buser to lead Associates Day discussion By Dan Heckel, OSUA
rsuline Sister of Louisville Martha Buser – an author, international speaker and retreat leader – will be the main speaker at Associates and Sisters Day on June 27, 2020. As associate groups continue their discussions this year of “returning to our roots,” the Associate Advisory Board recommended the topic for Associates and Sisters Day be “Charism isn’t Taught – it’s Caught.” Discussion will center on the Ursuline charism: once it’s caught, where will it lead us? Who should lead such a discussion was answered during the Ursuline Convocation of 2019, when Sister Martha Buser told Mount Saint Joseph Sister Cecelia Joseph Olinger that she wanted to talk to the Associates from Mount Saint Joseph. Sister Martha’s credentials are unparalleled. A native of Louisville, she was taught by Ursuline Sisters before joining the community. She taught grade school for seven years and high school for 13. In 1972 she became her community’s novice director and went back to study Saint Angela Merici’s teachings. That experience led her to
“Angela’s first company was all lay people,” Sister Martha said. “It was meant for lay people. My experience with associates is that they understand Angela’s charism quickly.” She uses her books to share with associates how Angela teaches us to live a Christian life. “When I talk to associates, I always begin with what Angela taught us about a relationship with God, with self, with others and with creation,” Sister Martha said. “Essentially, Angela told us how to live our lives. I think people are looking for clarity on how to live a Christian life. Angela showed us what a good Christian life is like. Her emphasis was always on love.” The word “charism” can tend to confuse lay people, but Sister Martha defines it as “a gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. It gets interpreted by how people relate their own experiences.” In the Ursuline community, she said, the charism is “the contemplative love for God that results in the openness and eagerness to serve the needs of others.” She believes that “charism is caught, not taught,” and equates it
Sister Martha Buser is an Ursuline Sister of Louisville and well-known, especially in Ursuline circles, as the author of two Saint Angela Merici books, "Also in Your Midst" and "Lover of Us All." She will be the keynote speaker at Associates Day in June.
begin talking about Saint Angela to other Ursuline communities. In 1980 she led an institute in Brescia, Italy, about Saint Angela and Ursuline Spirituality. She has given talks in every Ursuline motherhouse in North America. She is the author of two popular books concerning Saint Angela, “Also in Your Midst” and “Lover of Us All.” She earned her
The word “charism” can tend to confuse lay people, but Sister Martha defines it as “a gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church." bachelor’s degree in English from Creighton University in 1958, then her master’s from Duquesne University in 1964. These days she serves as a spiritual director and directs associate formation in Louisville. Talking to associates about Saint Angela is one of Sister Martha’s passions.
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Associates and Sisters Day – Saturday, June 27 Learn how "Charism isn't Taught–it's Caught" with Sister Martha Buser
From the Associate Office...
Dear Associate Sisters and Brothers, Wow, I can’t believe a year has already passed. It feels like just yesterday I started working here at Mount Saint Joseph as the coordinator for Ursuline Partnerships. So many exciting things have happened over the past year, and I’ve met so many wonderful people along the way. I am truly blessed. As we move into the new year, let’s continue to reflect on why we became associates and what we can do to further our commitment as associates for our Ursuline Sisters as followers of Angela Merici. I am excited to announce that Sister Martha Buser, author of “Also in Your Midst” and “Lover of Us All,” will be our guest speaker at this year’s Associates and Sisters Day on Saturday, June 27. Her topic for the day will be “Charism isn’t Taught – it’s Caught” and “What can we do with it once we catch it?” Upon reviewing the evaluations from last year’s Associates and Sisters Day, we have decided to continue having the Mass and new associate commitment ceremony separate, based on the majority of the responses. The commitment ceremony will be earlier in the afternoon, and Mass will be at 4 p.m. for those who want to participate. We have also decided to omit the associate panel this year to allow for more social time to visit with the Ursuline Sisters or perhaps stop in the Gift Shop. If there is something you would like to do in place of the panel, we welcome your ideas for this year or for 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: ursulinesmsj.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator of Ursuline Partnerships: Doreen Abbott, OSUA Director of Mission Advancement/Communications: Dan Heckel, OSUA Communications Specialist/Graphic Design: Jennifer Kaminski, OSUA Director of Development: Carol Braden-Clarke Communications and Development Specialist: Maggie Hatfield Mission Advancement Assistant: Sister Mary McDermott, OSU Mission Advancement Assistant: Sister Marcella Schrant, OSU
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.
Dear Associates, We hope your Christmas holidays were filled with happiness. Now we have a period of ordinary time before we begin Lent in February. We are always looking forward to the next season of our Liturgical year. During all these seasons we pray for you and your families. We ask you to pray for us, too. God bless each of you as you try to live out the call of Saint Angela to stay close to Jesus. May you have a blessed New Year.
Sister Amelia Stenger, OSU Congregational Leader
future Associates and Sisters Days. This is the time when we need to begin looking at the people around us who we feel might be longing for spiritual uplifting. Take this opportunity to invite them to an associate meeting. Maybe they will be interested in becoming Ursuline Associates. I welcome all of you to join me in keeping the Spirit of Angela Merici alive and to share with others her wisdom and forethought of changing with the times. She will forever be in our midst.
Doreen Abbott, OSU
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to the charism present in each family. “No one teaches you how to be in the family,” Sister Martha said. “Your parents model their behavior and your family charism is caught through your experiences.” The charism that Saint Angela shared still offers a very clear way of life today, Sister Martha said. “In her words to the Colonelle – the leaders – Angela told them how they are to relate to other people, how to relate to God and to take care of others,” Sister Martha said. “She never gave them a ministry.” The schedule for Associates and Sisters Day will be available in the May issue of Associate Update.n
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Reflective Moments Moments Reflective
Reminder from Saint Basil the Great
By Sister Marietta Wethington, OSU
As I was musing what to write about for this newsletter, I recalled the words of Saint Basil the Great. Saint Basil tells us the unused coat in our closet belongs to another and the extra shoes in our closet belong to one who has no shoes. That sent me scampering to my closet. Why? Because I knew I had both. Actually, I had two extra coats. I took them both out, made sure they were clean, and prepared to send them to a friend of mine who volunteers at a womenâ€™s homeless shelter. The shoes and a couple of extra pairs of bedroom slippers will go there as well. I tend to clutter and save too much. Again, Saint Basil tells us there is time for change. As we approach Lent, this seems to be a good time to strip away some of the things we donâ€™t really need. The advice of Saint Basil teaches us to value the things that really matter: spirituality, contemplation, friendship and kindness are a few examples. Reflection: What are some of the values you would like to add? Perhaps you would like to list them in a journal and reflect on a different value each day.n
Advent in Kansas
Associates look for the O Antiphons of Advent depicted in the Church of the Nativity in Leawood, Kan., at their annual Advent Day of Reflection on Dec. 14, 2019. RIGHT: Left to right, Robert Knudson (standing) and Associates Jim and Rita Wilkus, Pam Knudson, Nettie Foley (standing) and Denise Heying enjoy refreshments.
1) Associate Lisa Guenther listens at left as Associate Nettie Foley plays the piano during the Advent gathering. 2) Associate Janice Arth speaks at the podium as Associate Lillian Cloughley lights a candle. 3) Sister Michele Morek (front) and Sister Angela Fitzpatrick (back left) joined Associates Kay Howa (hidden), Renee Schultz and Mary Benkeser at the event. 4) Father Francis Hurd reads "Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Cooney, a children's story about a woman who sought to make the world a more beautiful place. BELOW: Coordinator of Ursuline Partnerships Doreen Abbott reads a card from Sister Helen Smith to Father Francis (Sister Helen died Sept. 2, 2019). RIGHT: Doreen makes poinsettias to place on grave sites in the Paola, Kan., Ursuline cemetery, including those of the founders (center).
BE SALT, BE LIGHT:
Associate Doreen Abbott, left, and Sister Mary Matthias Ward, right, stand with Sister Karen Joseph, OSB, who presented "Be Salt, Be Light, Be Fully Alive" to several associates at the annual Angela retreat on Aug. 10, 2019. BELOW: Front row: Associates Donna Favors and Becky Pedley. Center: Sister Mary Matthias. Back row: Sister George Mary Hagan and Associate Martha Little.
JOHN DEAR: Associate Mary Danhauer
(right) gave an overview of Nonviolent Owensboro when Father John Dear (above left) spoke about nonviolence at Mount Saint Joseph on Nov, 2, 2019. Also pictured, left to right: Sister Rebecca White, Deborah Wagner, George Gray, Associate Jennifer Kaminski, Associate Marian Bennett, Mary, Peggy Wilson and new Retreat Center Director Maryann Joyce.
It's another way for Joanne to serve By Associate Renee Schultz of Prairie Village, Kan.
From an early age Joanne Thompson felt a strong calling to serve others, especially the young. She volunteered as a catechist as young as 19, teaching kindergarten. Throughout her life she has always found a way to use her gifts to serve the everchanging needs around her. Although she had not been introduced to the Ursulines until later in her life, Joanne was a natural born daughter of Angela. She has worked hard to listen to where there is a need and has woven her ministries throughout her mothering, church life, volunteering and corporate work life. Joanne lives in Paola, Kan., and is involved with the Kansas City area associate group. Her willingness to serve when needed is what first brought her to meet the Ursulines. While working on the Archdiocesan Renew 2000 campaign, she met Sister Marie William Blyth, ministering at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Wea, Kan. The next year Sister Raymond Dieckman and Sister Lucille Sterbenz were in her Renew 2000 prayer group in Paola. After Joanne expressed that she had a “restless flame” in her heart, Sister Raymond invited her to join the Ursuline Associates. “I realized I found my place in the world where I could express the fire going on in my heart and knew that I could minister to God’s people all over the world, not just a single parish,” Joanne said. “Since then, I have taken all my ministerial commitments to heart as part of my promise to the Ursuline Sisters in carrying out the charisms of Jesus and Angela.”
Throughout the years, she has continued to serve in numerous ministries such as parish religious education director, catechist, choir member, cantor, lector, eucharistic minister, and sharing her time and talents with the Ursuline Associates and Joanne Thompson Sisters as needed. One project that was rewarding but hard work was designing and making a Saint Angela chaplet commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph becoming an independent community. She celebrated 42 years of marriage to her husband Gary this year; they have five children and nine grandchildren. They celebrated their 40th anniversary on a pilgrimage with Ursuline Sisters and Associates in 2018. “It deepened my relationship in my marriage as well as my relationship with Ursuline Sisters and Associates,” Joanne said. “I think God led me to my husband and to the Ursuline Sisters to be an important part of my life. It was how He wanted me to know love and happiness.” Being involved in so many ministries comes with its challenges, but Joanne says, “Sometimes it is a juggling act to make time for all the important people in my life – family, friends, work, church and the Ursuline family. I do the best I can, sharing the love that I can, always trying to demonstrate Christ’s mercy, forgiveness, kindness and hospitality to all those I meet in the Ursuline way.”
Greetings from Development
he new year gives us the chance to look back with gratitude and to look ahead to what 2020 might bring. We began two initiatives in 2019 in Development with the Kindness Campaign and Escape to the Mount Weekend. We are grateful for the support for both initiatives from many associates who volunteered their time to help. A special “thank you” to Associates Violet Hamilton and Jody Ziegler who have faithfully come to the Mount each month to prepare the Kindness Campaign mailing. The Kindness Campaign spreads kindness through a monthly card to someone in need of encouragement, kind words or just knowing that someone cares about them. More than 150 people in 31 states have benefitted from these cards. We have received wonderful feedback about how these cards are lifting people’s spirits. Information will be coming out in March about how you can help us spread kindness to those in need. Over 200 people enjoyed the Escape to the Mount Weekend over the two-day event. In our followup survey to participants there was overwhelming support to make this an annual event. Escape to the Mount Weekend 2020 will be Sept. 12 and 13. Mark your calendars and join us for Trivia and Quilt Bingo. Thank you for your support and commitment to our mission. We look forward to the possibilities of what the new year may bring.
VILLA CHRISTMAS: For the seventh year, Associates from Western Kentucky – and a few honorary members of their group – came to Saint Joseph Villa on Dec. 7, 2019, to celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas by throwing a party for the sisters. Gifts included stuffed animals. ABOVE: Associate Mike Sullivan offers mini cheesecakes to Sister Paul Marie Greenwell, left, and Sister Eva Boone. LEFT: Santa and Mrs. Claus (aka Associates John and Elaine Wood) share some joy with Sister Clarence Marie Luckett. BELOW: Associate Phyllis Troutman, right, visits with Sister Diane Marie Payne, her 1963 classmate from Mount Saint Joseph Academy.
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LEFT: Associate John Wood finally made it to the party after Santa left. Here, he talks to Sister Teresa Riley.
Brescia University President Father Larry Hostetter, an Ursuline Associate, stands with Sister Cheryl Clemons during her farewell reception at Brescia on Dec. 3, 2019. She was leaving her post as academic dean and vice president of Academic Affairs to explore new opportunities.
Father Tony Shonis, a retired priest in the Diocese of Owensboro and an Ursuline Associate, brought his insights on the infancy narratives to the Ursuline Sisters on Dec. 6, 2019. He spoke on three Fridays of Advent.
The conference room was filled as Father Brian Johnson, an Ursuline Associate, presented a talk about Thomas Merton on Dec. 11, 2019. Associate Joan Perry is second from left in the back row. Bishop William Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro, an Ursuline Associate, is celebrating his 10th Episcopal Ordination Anniversary on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen Cathedral. All are invited.
FATHER VOLK: Congregational Leader Sister Amelia Stenger, right, welcomes Associates Suzanne Reiss, left, and Bonnie Marks to a special All Souls Day Mass on Nov. 2, 2019, at the Motherhouse Chapel to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Father Paul Volk, the priest who welcomed the Ursuline Sisters to Mount Saint Joseph in 1874. WINNER: Associate Debbie Dugger won a door prize at the Mount's employee Christmas party on Dec. 11, 2019.
Lenten Days of Quiet March 12, April 9 You are invited to Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center for a Lenten Day of Quiet on Thursday, March 12 and/or Thursday, April 9. Participants can join the Ursuline Sisters for prayer at 6:55 a.m. or Mass at 7:15 a.m. or evening prayer at 4:45 p.m. You will be given a bedroom to use for the day. Materials will be available such as meditation CDs, the Shrine Walk CD, and mandala pages to color. The Gift Shop will be open. There is an option to meet with a spiritual director. The doors close at 5 p.m.The cost is $30 which includes lunch. Call 270-229-0206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at ursulinesmsj. org under "Retreat Center."
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2020 Associate Commitment Anniversaries 30 YEARS (1990)
35 YEARS (1985)
Therese Allen Juanita A. Burke Andy Chavez David Grant Gerry Hasenstab Barbara Hasenstab Mel Howard Debbie Ludwig Rita A. Metzger Shirlene Quinn Lina M. Trujillo Fr. John Vaughan
Lois Bell John L. Caton Peggy Clark Jodie Fulkerson German (Chico) Irizarry Risë D. Karr Nanette J. Krazovic Jeanne Lamastus Joan Perry Gene Tritsch
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Meghan Payne Tom Payne Will Payne Carolyn M. Porter Wanda L. Rickard Sarah Payne Roby Jean Simpson Mary Teder
10 YEARS (2010) Betty L. Girten Marianna Robinson Randy Shelby Melissa Tuley Norma Jean Witten 5 YEARS (2015) Tammy A. Milbourn
In Loving Memory... SISTER MARY JUDE CECIL, 87, died Dec. 16, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 69th year of religious life. A native of Owensboro, she was the epitome of Ursuline hospitality. Those in her presence knew they were the most important people in the room, and she was always ready to listen or teach. She served 42 years in Paducah, Ky., as a teacher, principal and religious presence. She also taught at her beloved Mount Saint Joseph Academy as well as in New Haven, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn. She was a principal in Nebraska City, Neb. Survivors include the members of her religious community; siblings Mary Lucy Adams of Owensboro, Jack Cecil of Sarasota, Fla., and Michael David Cecil of Naperville, Ill.; nieces and nephews. SISTER CLARA REID, 80, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Louisville in her 60th year of religious life. A native of Holy Cross, Ky., she was always on the move, embracing the latest changes in education through 50 years as a teacher and principal. She remembered all her students and loved to travel. Sister Clara was an educator in Owensboro and Mayfield, Ky., and served 36 years as a teacher or principal in New Mexico. Survivors include the members of her religious community; siblings Carolyn Maurice Downs, Louisville; Bernadette Bryan, New Haven, Ky.; Marcella Bartley, Stanley Reid and Helman Philip Reid, all of Loretto, Ky; nieces and nephews. SISTER EMERENTIA WIESNER, 96, died Jan. 17 at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 78th year of religious life. A native of Richmond, Kan., she was an Ursuline Sister of Paola prior to the merger with Mount Saint Joseph. She was a wonderful seamstress and craft maker, whose gentleness was displayed in all of her creations. She was the contact sister for Associates JoAnne Horstmann and Terri Hubner. She taught at numerous schools in Kansas and Oklahoma. She was a nurse and director of the health care facility in Paola and involved in community service at the Paola Motherhouse. Survivors include the members of her religious community; siblings John Wiesner, Garnett, Kan.; Marion Regier, Newton, Kan.; Thelma Cummings, Haysville, Kan.; Florence Lyon, Wellsville, Kan.; Rose Haynes, Lane, Kan.; Velma O’Brien, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Frances DeJarnette, Bedford, Texas; nieces and nephews. She was buried at Mount Saint Joseph. NOTE: Memorial gifts for Sister Mary Jude, Sister Clara and Sister Emerentia may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.
We Extend Deepest Sympathy To: • Sister Marilyn Mueth whose uncle, Joe Kreher, died Dec. 3, 2019. LOIS M. (FENOUGHTY) CLARK, 91, of Paola, Kan., died May 15, 2019. Lois was taught by Ursuline Sisters at St. Patrick’s Grade School and Ursuline Academy, where she graduated in 1945. Lois and her husband Paul managed a business on the Paola Town Square for several years. Lois later worked in the County Clerk’s office for Miami County, and then as a bookkeeper for Triangle Builders. Paul and Lois shared a love of antique furniture, which populated their home. After Paul’s death, Lois volunteered extensively in her community and worked at the Hospice office. She donated time at the Paola Alternative High School. Most recently she treasured her role as a Paola kindergarten foster grandmother. People who knew Lois the best always seem to come back to the word “kind” to describe her. She became an associate in 2008. Sister Susanne Bauer was her contact sister. Lois is survived by two children, Kathleen and Michael, along with eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. MARY LOWRY, 88, of Radcliff, Ky., died Oct. 2, 2019. She was an active member of St. Christopher Church and served her community and family by volunteering in many capacities, including the Army Community Services (ACS), Fort Knox Red Cross, Patton Museum, and The Louisville Youth Orchestra, among others. Mary was awarded the “Order of St. Joan d’Arc Medallion” given to honor those who have made contributions of great significance to the morale, welfare and spirit of the Armor and Cavalry units in the U.S. Army. She became an associate in 2002. Her contact sister was Sister George Mary Hagan. Survivors include her daughters Ann Lowry, Robin Lowry Schirtzinger and Teresa Lowry (husband Mark Gladden), grandson Daniel Lowry Schirtzinger and her brother Frank Paniccia. LOIS ANN NUNNALLY, 81, died Feb. 20, 2019, in Hardy, Ark. She became an associate in 1999. The late Sister Kathleen Condry was her contact sister. Lois is survived by one son, Brian Cluchey.
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Make plans to attend these upcoming events Kansas City Associate meeting: • Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., Church of the Nativity Kansas Our Lady of Brescia meetings: • Monday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Mary Benkeser’s house • Monday, April 20, 2 p.m., Irene Quigley’s house Louisville Associate meetings: • Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m., St. Michael Catholic Church • Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m., St. Michael Catholic Church Muhlenberg County Associate meetings: • Thursday, March 19, 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church Undercroft Owensboro Associate meetings: • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall • Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall • Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall Western Kentucky Associate meeting: • Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., St. Francis de Sales Church
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Yarn Spinner Weekends: • March 13-15; May 29-31; Aug. 21-23; Nov. 20-22 Praying Your Dreams – Finding God Within with Theresa O'Bryan A'63: • Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $40 includes lunch Gennesaret Retreats for those with a chronic or serious health issue: • April 24-26, Oct. 9-11. Call Tom or Amy Payne: 270-316-0403 Women Shaped by Faith with Theresa Rowe: Focused on spirit, mind and body. Includes Pilates class for all fitness levels. • Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $30 includes lunch