Sister Helena Fischer celebrates 60 years as an Ursuline Sister

Our celebration of the nine Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who are celebrating jubilees of religious profession in 2021 continues with Sister Helena Fischer, who is celebrating her 60th year of religious life.

Sister Helena is a native of Owensboro, Ky. She embodies Saint Angela Merici’s message to adapt to the signs of the times, constantly changing to meet the needs of college students for the past 34 years. She was taught by Ursuline Sisters in grade school and Mount Saint Joseph Academy. She earned a degree in French from Brescia College in 1965, and a master’s degree in education from Morehead State University in 1971.

She was a teacher at St. Ignatius School, Louisville (1965-67), teacher and assistant principal of St. Francis School, Loretto, Ky., (1967-71), principal and teacher at St. Paul School in Leitchfield, Ky., (1971-74), principal of Seven Holy Founders School, Affton, Mo., (1974-80) and teacher and principal of St. Charles Borromeo School, Albuquerque, N.M., (1980-87).

Sister Helena served as chairwoman of the Mount Saint Joseph Picnic from 1991-2000. Since 1987 she has ministered at Brescia College/University in Owensboro, as director of institutional research (1987-97), assistant registrar (1987-90), and registrar (1990-present).

Congratulations Sister Helena!

Friends can write her at 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.