Eight Ursuline Sisters with ties to Marion County are among 13 Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph celebrating anniversaries of religious profession in 2023, including two who are Marion County natives.

Sister Marie Bosco Wathen, a native of St. Joseph, is celebrating 80 years. She was baptized at St. Joseph Church in Raywick. (Her older sister, the late Sister George Marie Wathen, also became an Ursuline Sister). She was involved in educational ministry in Kentucky and Missouri for 59 years. This includes teaching at St. Catherine School, New Haven (1945-53) and in Louisville and Owensboro. She was a professor of education at Brescia College (now University) in Owensboro from 1974-1997 and institutional research assistant from 1997-2005. Also during that time, she was co-director of the Ursuline Associate program for seven years. She became a resident of Saint Joseph Villa at the Motherhouse in 2012, where she visited and helped the Sisters until 2017. She is retired and active in the Powerhouse of Prayer.