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JUBILARIANS | Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Kentucky (OSU)

60th Entrance Into Novitiate

Sister Helena Fischer

Birth name: Helen Marie Fischer

Birth place: Owensboro, Kentucky

Entrance: 1961

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in French, Brescia College, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1965

Master's in education, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 1971

Service in the archdiocese: Principal, Seven Holy Founders School, Affton, 1974-80

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Ignatius School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1965-67

Teacher and assistant principal, St. Francis School, Loretto, Kentucky, 1967-71

Principal and teacher, St. Paul School, Leitchfield, Kentucky, 1971-74

Teacher and principal, St. Charles Borromeo School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1980-87

Director of institutional research, Brescia College/University, Owensboro, Kentucky 1987-97

Assistant registrar and registrar, Brescia University, 1987-present

About Sister Helena Fischer: There are fond memories of my years as principal at Seven Holy Founders School with the many families and staff. Everyone was so proud of their school and gave their all to make it the best.

As registrar at Brescia University, I am still very much a part of education and welcome any of you to become part of our student body. Of course, there has to be some relaxing time. My current favorite hobby is embroidering quilt tops for the Mount St. Joseph Ursuline quilt club and sales.

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Kentucky (OSU)

60th Entrance into novitiate

Sister Kathleen Kaelin

Birth place: Louisville, Kentucky

Entrance: 1961

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in English, Brescia College, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1965

Master's in religious education, St. John's College, Cleveland, 1975

Master's in transpersonal psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California, 1994

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Angela Merici School, Florissant, 1965-73

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount, Kentucky, 1973-79

Director of the temporary professed, Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 1979-86

Associate director, Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Center, 1988-91

Co-director of the Office of Social Concerns, then co-director of the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life, Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky, 1983-89

Therapist and spiritual guide, Center for Sacred Psychology, Louisville, Kentucky, 1994-2012

Spiritual guide and meditation teacher, Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, Louisville, Kentucky, 2012-present

Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, Kentucky (OSU)

60th Entrance into novitiate

Sister Nancy Murphy

Birth place: Curdsville, Kentucky

Entrance: 1961

First profession: 1963

Final profession: 1968

Education: Bachelor's in French, Brescia College, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1965

Master's in elementary education, Western Kentucky University, 1973

Service in the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Angela Merici, Florissant, 1981-84

Service outside the archdiocese: Teacher, St. Margaret Mary School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1965-68

Teacher, St. Edward School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1968-72

Teacher, St. Catherine School, New Haven, Kentucky, 1972-73

Head teacher, Calvary Public School, Calvary, Kentucky, 1973-78

Principal, St. Thomas More School, Paducah, Kentucky, 1978-80

Teacher, St. Ignatius School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1980-81

Assistant financial aid director, Brescia College/University, 1984-89

Director, juniorate program, Ursuline Sisters, 1984-91

Local superior, Ursuline Sisters, 1989-94

Grants research writer and assistant director of institutional research, Brescia College/University, 1994-97

Director of institutional research, Brescia College/University, 1997-2002

Director of novices, Ursuline Sisters, 1997-2004

Assistant local community life coordinator, Ursuline Sisters, 1999-2000, 2003-05

Local coordinator and property manager, former motherhouse in Belleville, Illinois, 2005-10

Office clerk, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Belleville, Illinois, 2007-10

Elected member of Leadership Council, Ursuline Sisters, 2010-16

Congregational secretary, Ursuline Sisters, 2010-present

Assistant to the archivist, Ursuline Sisters, 2016-17

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