You are invited to join us for a journey to explore Montana and experience the early missions of our Ursuline Sisters. This program is rich in the history of our area, our country and our world.
Our Montana Ursuline Experience brings together both men and women of all age groups, ranging from High School Juniors and Seniors to seasoned adults, encompassing a wide variety of backgrounds. We have two presenters for this program, Sr Rosemary Meiman, OSU who has experienced this history by working with Sister Irene Mahoney, author of Lady Blackrobes among other works and by spending 17 years in St Louis as the archivist and is currently working with archives in New Orleans. Pat Meisner is a retired elementary teacher and administrator, healing touch practitioner and member of the first cohort of the Living School for Action and Contemplation.
We experience both action and contemplation as we travel to a former Ursuline Mission in western Montana and both a former mission and an active mission here in eastern Montana. This is a great way to view God’s beauty of creation in the “Big Sky Country” of Montana. The heritage we explore is a piece of our own history. We have a one day presentation of the Plains Indians religious customs, traditions and dance by Don Fish, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe.
Our Montana Ursuline Experience indulges all senses as we come together to share this journey of learning and experiencing in the picturesque setting of Montana. This program is an exciting way to continue our mission and ministry today and into the future. The memories created by this program will last a lifetime!
Points of Interest and Excursions:
- St. Peter’s Mission, Cascade, Montana
- St. Paul’s Mission – Hays, Montana
- St. Ignatius Mission -
- First Peoples’ Buffalo Jump
- Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
- Blackfoot Indian Sun Dance and Sweat Lodge Demonstration
- Big Stone Hutterite Colony
What past participants had to say about their Ursuline Experience:
- “Thoroughly enjoyable, inspirational, good balance of fun, education and relaxation!”
- “It was a most enjoyable and rewarding experience.”
- “I learned so much history and will forever be grateful. The trip was truly something I will never forget.”
- “I especially loved the sweat lodge and buffalo jump. I can’t wait to come back!”
- “I loved the field trips. Amazing tour guides. I feel I got to see and experience the Big Sky Country!”
Presenters: Sister Rosemary Meiman, OSU is a member of the Roman Union Ursulines, Central Province. A native of Kentucky, Sister is a graduate of Ursuline Academy in New Orleans. As a teacher and administrator in schools and convents in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota, she developed an interest and love for things historical. Sister has worked with Sister Irene Mahoney and has experienced history through Sister Irene’s writings on the Ursulines of Montana. After spending 17 years in St. Louis as the archivist for Central Province, Sister now works with the Ursuline Archives and Museum in New Orleans.
Pat Meisner is a retired elementary teacher and administrator. She volunteers as a Healing Touch Practitioner and Healing Ministry Co-ordinator at her parish. Pat also serves at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio where she volunteers to plan and present programs for women and is a member of the Board of Trustees. Pat is a member of the first cohort of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. She has been affiliated with Ursuline education since 2002.
July 16 -23, 2018 Program Costs-Adults: $685 The 6-day program includes meals, snacks, beverages, educational materials, private accommodations, excursions and entrance fees.
Program Costs-High School and University Students: $465 The 6-day program includes meals, snacks, beverages, educational materials, private accommodations, excursions and entrance fees.
Program Costs-Local Adults Commuter Package: $565 (Accommodations not needed) The 6-day program includes meals, snacks, beverages, educational materials, excursions and entrance fees.
Program Costs-Local Students Commuter Package: $335 (Accommodations not needed) The 6-day program includes meals, snacks, beverages, educational materials, excursions and entrance fees.