March 1, 2024 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Sr. Amelia Stenger, OSU, second from right, poses with the actors who were portraying the pioneer Ursuline Sisters in the play “Legacy Sisters.” From left are Mary-Katherine Maddox, Calli Whitmore, Rebecca Volk, Meredith Keller and Kristin Whitney. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

Ursuline Sisters kick off 150th anniversary celebration with ‘Legacy Sisters’ play


The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph kicked off their celebration of 150 years since their arrival at Maple Mount with a reception and performance of the original one-act play “Legacy Sisters” on Jan. 27, the feast day of their founder, St. Angela Merici. Many Ursuline Sisters were joined by Ursuline Associates, alumnae of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and other guests to begin the celebration year, commemorating the Aug. 15, 1874, arrival of the sisters who traveled on a flatboat down the Ohio River from Louisville to open the Academy. Following the program, Mass was celebrated in the Motherhouse Chapel. Buttermilk cookies and watermelon were served at the reception afterwards in honor of the first meal the Ursuline Sisters had when they arrived at Maple Mount in 1874.

To see the play, visit the Sisters’ YouTube page:

Ursuline Sr. Julia Head, OSU, smiles as she speaks with Ursuline Associate Mike Sullivan of Paducah, while in line for refreshments as the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph began their 150th year in Daviess County with a reception on Jan. 27. Sr. Betsy Moyer, OSU, (right), helps serve the refreshments. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

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