Spirituality Programs

Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé

Known for its beauty, peace and quiet power, Taizé Prayer is practiced throughout the world. Using chants, simple songs, inspirational readings, Scripture, silence and prayer, it offers an opportunity of ever-deepening rest in God's presence.  Come, and find rest for your soul.

Dates and Times: The second Monday of the month (November 13 and December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11) at 7:00pm    

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road

Cost: Free will offering              

 

 

Sabbath Moments

Sabbath is an ancient tradition of resting from your labor so that you might remember the gifts of God and reconnect with the Ground of your being.  On the second Saturday of the month you are invited to take a break from your normal routine, remember the gifts of God through reflections on a specific theme and reconnect with God via prayer, silence and community.  All are welcome!

Themes and Facilitators:


  • November 18 - Living Eucharisteo: Gift, Gratitude and Joy facilitated by Ginny Schaeffer
  • December 2 - Are You Waiting for Christ or is Christ Waiting for You? facilitated by Sister Jean Anne Zappa, OSU
  • Januarary 13 - The Psalms facilitated by Sister Carol Christ, OSU
  • February 10 - The "L" Words: Love & Lent facilitated by Sister Rita Ann Wigginton, OSU
  • March 10 - The Power of Forgiveness facilitated by Sister Barbara Bir, OSU
  • April 14 - On the Road Again with Jesus and Willie: the Rearview and the GPS facilitated by Sister Rosella McCormick, OSU
  • May12 - The Extraordinary Women in Jesus' Genealogy facilitated by Sister Cabrini Hatley, OSU
  • June 9 - Meeting Paul Again for the Second Time facilitated by Patricia Turner
Location: New Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $10

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Compassion's Circle

Be compassionate even as God is compassionate.

-Jesus

Compassion is much more than a message or a current fad, it is a way of life that needs to be nurtured, rejuvenated and affirmed. Compassion's Circle offers the opportunity to meet with like-hearted people who seek to live a compassionate life too.  Each month we will explore different themes around compassion.  You will be invited to share compassion with yourself, others and the world through facilitated contemplative practices such as: guided meditation, arrt work and movement.

Dates and Times: The third Monday of the month (November 20, December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18) at 6:30pm

Facilitator: Vanessa Hurst

Location: New Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Suggested Donation: $10

 

Are You Waiting for Christ or is Christ Waiting for You: A Morning of Reflection on the Advent and Christmas Scriptures

Lions lying down with lambs, swords fashioned into plowhares, an immaculate conception, angels singing and shepherds worshiping. If you were to step back from your familiarity with these stories you might wonder what in the world is happening. Gift yourself with a morning of exploration and reflection into the Advent and Christmas scriptures. You won't be disappointed.

Facilitator: Sister Jean Anne Zappa, OSU

Date & Time: Saturday, December 2, from 10am to 12pm

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse: 3105 Lexington Road. Please enter at the rear of the building at the Handicap Access Entrance

Cost: $10

 

 

Silent Retreat of Awareness

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

                                                             -Ram Dass

What do you need to hear? The answer to one of life's questions? The direction you need to follow? Loving Presence's assurance? During this silent retreat you will be offered opportunities for rest, silence, communal and private prayer, spiritual direction and reflective experiences. All are welcome.

Retreat Team: Sister Rita Dressman, OSU, Sister Helen O'Brien and Ginny Schaeffer

Dates & Times: Friday, February 2, at 7pm to Sunday, February 4, at 3pm

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse: 3105 Lexington Road. Please enter at the rear of the building at the Handicap Access Entrance

Cost: $190

 

 

 

Angela's Room

Are you looking for a place to go for silence and prayer that is not far from home, a simple space with no rules except that you come with a desire to pray and that the space is treated with reverence and respect. The Ursuline Sisters are delighted to offer such a space, "a hermitage in the city." This self contained apartment, attaced to the Ursuline Motherhouse, is available and waiting for you. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For More Information: Call (502) 896-8993

 

All locations will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, Louisville, KY, 40206, unless otherwise noted.
Programs may be cancelled due to lack of registrants, weather and other unforseen circustances.
*No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.

 

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