Three Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph with connections to Nelson County are among 13 Sisters who are celebrating anniversaries of their religious profession in 2023.
Sister Marie Bosco Wathen, a native of the Marion County town of St. Joseph, is celebrating 80 years. She taught at St. Catherine School in New Haven (1945-53) as well as in Louisville, Buechel and Owensboro. She also taught in Affton, Mo. She was a professor of education (1974-1997) and institutional research assistant (1997-2005) at Brescia College (now University), Owensboro. She is retired and active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.
Sister Paul Marie Greenwell, a native of New Haven, is celebrating 70 years. Ursuline Sister Margaret Marie Greenwell is her sister, and they were both baptized at St. Catherine Church. Sister Paul Marie was a teacher for 31 years in Kentucky and Missouri, including at St. Michael School in Fairfield (1963-68). She also worked in parish administration, transportation to the Sisters and as an assistant to the archivist at the Motherhouse. She is retired at the Motherhouse and is active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.
Sister Patricia Rhoten, a native of Palmyra, Neb., is celebrating 60 years. She was formerly Sister David Clare. She taught at St. Michael School in Fairfield (1967-68). She was involved in education for more than 40 years in Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and Louisiana as a teacher, vice principal, principal and assistant to the president of Brescia College in Owensboro (1993-96). Sister Pat is retired and active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.
Jubilarian congratulations may be sent to Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.
Founded at Maple Mount in Daviess County, Ky., in 1874, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph currently minister throughout Kentucky and in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Chile, South America. Visit us online at ursulinesmsj.org.