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Two Ursuline Sisters with local connections celebrate Jubilees

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Seven Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, including one native of Marion County and one who ministered here, are celebrating anniversaries of religious life in 2016.
Sister Mary Irene Cecil, who celebrates her 70th year as an Ursuline Sister, taught at Holy Cross School, Loretto, 1955-59. Sister Mary Irene taught in schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Diocese of Owensboro, and in Missouri. She also served as supervisor in the Louisville Catholic School System and in several positions in the Diocese of Owensboro. From 1980-88, she was major superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. Sister Mary Irene currently serves as a seamstress for sisters at the Saint Joseph Villa infirmary at the Motherhouse. She is a native of West Louisville.
Sister Ruth Mattingly, celebrating 60 years, is a native of Loretto. The daughter of the late Joseph George and Annie Mae Hall Mattingly, she entered the Ursuline community in August 1956. Her former religious name was Sister Walter Ann.
Sister Ruth was a teacher in Louisville, Hawesville, Missouri and New Mexico. She served for seven years in personal and pastoral care in the infirmary of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. From 1993-96, she was coordinator of the guest house at Mount Saint Joseph. From 1996-2005, she served as parish minister for St. Joseph Parish, Leitchfield. Sister Ruth is currently engaged in prayer ministry at Mount Saint Joseph, and in quilting baby quilts.
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, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York and Tennessee; and in Washington, D.C., and Chillán, Chile, South America. Visit us online at www.ursulinesmsj.org.