Ursuline Sisters of Louisville celebrate jubilees

Six Ursuline Sisters of Louisville who have ministered in the Archdiocese of Louisville are celebrating jubilees this summer.


Sister Mary Brendon Conlon

Sister Mary Brendan Conlon, a native of Cumberland, Md., is celebrating 75 years of religious life. She currently serves in a ministry of prayer and presence.

Sister Conlon served as the director of Christian Help in Morgantown, W. Va., from 1982 to 1994 and in Kermit, W. Va., from 1994 to 2010.

She also served as a teacher for 30 years, starting in 1948 at Sacred Heart Model School, followed by Sacred Heart Academy, St. Elizabeth of Hungary School and Ursuline Academy.

In the 1980s Sister Conlon became involved in social activism, including serving as a delegate for Witness for Peace in Nicaragua from 1987 to 1988.

She served her congregation as a member of the leadership team from 1968 to 1970. She was also director of communications from 1969 to 1971.


70 Years

Sister Theresa Kruml

Sister Theresa Kruml, a native of Ord, Neb., volunteers at nursing homes and at St. Wenceslaus Church in Iowa City, Iowa, providing pastoral care and visiting the homebound. She also sews baby blankets and clothing for children in Nicaragua and South Africa.

She previously ministered in education in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Nebraska for more than 30 years. In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at St. Jerome, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Rita, St. Vincent de Paul and Sacred Heart Model schools.

Sister Kruml served as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, from 1994 to 2013 and at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., from 1988 to 1994.


Sister Maria Goretti Lovett

Sister Maria Goretti Lovett, a native of Columbia, S.C., currently serves in a ministry of prayer and presence.

She ministered as a teacher for 60 years at grade schools in Kentucky, West Virginia and South Carolina, including Holy Spirit and Our Lady of Lourdes schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Her final teaching assignment was at St. Joseph School in Columbia, S.C., where she taught for 41 years — from 1971 to 2012 — and where her athletic abilities earned her the nickname “kickball queen.”


60 Years

Sister Mary Cabrini Hatley

Sister Mary Cabrini Hatley, a native of Louisville, currently volunteers at her parish, St. William Church.

Sister Hatley served as a teacher and librarian in Kentucky, Indiana and Nebraska. In the Archdiocese of Louisville, she taught at All Saints Preparatory Academy, Ursuline Child Development and Montessori School, Angela Merici High School, Sacred Heart Model School and St. Boniface, Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Aloysius and St. Raphael schools. She also served as assistant principal of All Saints and as a tutor at Sylvan Learning Center.

She also served her congregation in the archives office from 2006 to 2018.


Sister Anne Mary Lochner

Sister Anne Mary Lochner, a native of Louisville, currently serves as vice president of the Ursuline Leadership Team. She previously served in leadership from 2002 to 2008.

Sister Lochner is a co-founder and a former director of Project Women, now Family Scholar House.

She served in the immigration legal services department at Catholic Charities of Louisville from 2009 to 2020.

Sister Lochner previously served as a speech therapist at the Ursuline Speech Clinic. She also taught at St. George, St. Elizabeth and St. Raphael schools. And she served in pastoral ministry at St. Mary Church in Maryville, Ky., and at St. Helen Church.

Sister Lochner served as vocation director for her congregation from 1984 to 1991.


25 Years

Sister Yuli Mendoza Oncihuay

Sister Yuli Mendoza Oncihuay, a native of Peru, currently serves on the Ursuline Leadership Team.

Sister Oncihuay most recently taught at Santa Angela Merici School in Callao, Peru, founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1965, from 2017 to 2020.

Prior to that, she served in Louisville as an instructor at La Casita Center and a teacher at St. Francis of Assisi School in 2016 and 2017.

Sister Oncihuay previously taught preschool at Santa Angela Merici School from 2012 to 2016. She also taught at the Fe y Alegria School in Huasquiche, Jauja, Peru, and taught at San Jose de Miramar School with the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union from 2001 to 2005.

She also served as a pastoral associate at San Miguel Church in Cajamarca, Peru, from 1997 to 1999 and at Santa Angela Merici Church in Callao, Peru, from 1999 to 2001.


Congratulations may be sent to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, 3115 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky., 40206.

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