November 1, 2022 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Students from Ursuline schools in Dallas, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Wilmington, Del., attend “The Caritas of Angela: Love Through Ursuline Education” retreat that was held in September at Brescia University in Owensboro. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

Brescia hosts retreat for Ursuline academies

​BY MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH STAFF, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC

Twenty-four high school students from Ursuline academies around the country came to Brescia University in Owensboro on Sept. 15-17 for a retreat titled “The Caritas of Angela: Love Through Ursuline Education.” Sr. Pam Mueller, OSU, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph and director of campus ministry at Brescia, dressed as St. Angela Merici and told the story of the founder of the Ursuline Sisters to the students, to show how St. Angela’s teaching is still relevant today. There were four students each from Ursuline schools in Dallas, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Wilmington, Del. The event was done in partnership with the Ursuline Education Network. Sr. Mueller asked the students gathered in Duffy Auditorium questions St. Angela might have asked, such as: “How well do I know myself? Do I know how to pray? How much do I listen? Do I value having a spiritual life?” The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph founded Brescia (then known as the Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women) in 1925.

Sr. Pam Mueller, OSU, portrays her foundress, St. Angela Merici, during the “The Caritas of Angela: Love Through Ursuline Education” retreat held Sept. 15-17 at Brescia University in Owensboro. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

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