Record Staff Report
Six Ursuline Sisters of Louisville are celebrating significant anniversaries this year.
Sister Jamesetta DeFelice, Sister Julienne Guy, Sister Donata Kokot and Sister Jane Stuckenborg are celebrating 70 years of religious life. Sister Catherine Franz and Sister Lorna Weiler are celebrating their 60th jubilees.
Sister Jamesetta DeFelice, a native of Louisville, served as an educator for 56 years in Kentucky and Indiana. She taught in several Archdiocese of Louisville schools and, after earning her master’s degree in education from Duquesne University, served as principal of St. Francis of Assisi, Holy Name, St. Matthias and Maryhurst schools.
After retiring, she served as the social services director at the former Marian Home and then volunteered at Sacred Heart Village.
Sister DeFelice now resides at Twinbrook Assisted Living and serves in the ministry of presence and prayer.
Sister Julienne Guy, a native of Atlanta, was a teacher and principal in schools in South Carolina, Nebraska and Kentucky. She also served in vocation ministry, campus ministry and parish ministry in South Carolina.
She worked as an educational consultant for the Archdiocese of Louisville and served as principal of Sacred Heart Academy from 1988 to 1990.
Sister Guy resides at Twinbrook and volunteers as an ESL tutor for Doors to Hope.
Sister Donata Kokot, formerly Sister Mary Catherine, was born in Daguscahonda, Pa., and was raised in Bretz, W. Va. She taught in parish schools in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina and Mississippi for 48 years, including schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville.
After retiring, Sister Kokot worked as a medical records assistant in Mississippi. She now resides at Twinbrook and offers a ministry of presence and prayer.
Sister Jane Stuckenborg, formerly Sister Hilary, is a native of Louisville. She served as a teacher for 33 years in schools in Kentucky, Nebraska and Peru.
In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at St. Helen School, Sacred Heart Model School and Immaculate Conception School in La Grange, Ky.
Sister Stuckenborg served on the vocation team and leadership team for her community, served at the former Marian Home and volunteered at St. Helen School, Our Mother of Sorrows parish, and in Brescia Hall on the Ursuline campus. She now resides at Nazareth Home-Clifton, where she provides a ministry of prayer and presence.
Sister Catherine Franze, a native of Cumberland, Md., served as librarian at Sacred Heart Academy. She later served as principal of Sacred Heart Model School and St. Ann School. She also taught at Jefferson County Public Schools, Spalding College (now University) and Jefferson Community and Technical College. She also served as a paralegal and an administrative assistant.
Currently, Sister Franze is involved in several volunteer ministries at her parish, Our Lady of Lourdes, and serves on the board of Plowshares Farm Center. She also volunteers with Wayside Christian Mission and Hand-in-Hand Ministries.
Sister Lorna Weiler, a native of Louisville, has been a staff member at Sacred Heart Academy for 52 years. She previously taught chemistry and physics and now works as a substitute teacher and lunchroom monitor.
She also serves as a volunteer and eucharistic minister at Nazareth Home-Clifton and crochets baby blankets for Sacred Heart Academy staff members.