The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville presented the Angeline Award, an honor they bestow every other year, to Ursuline Associate Carolyn Neely “for modeling Christian leadership and a contemplative love of God,” according to a news release from the Ursuline Sisters. It was presented during a ceremony on Oct. 25.
Neely, who lives and serves in Cumberland, Md., is credited with continuing the presence of the Ursulines in that area after the sisters left in 2010.
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville began serving as teachers in western Maryland in 1870. By the end of their 140-year ministry there, the Louisville Ursulines also served in parish and health-care ministry.
Neely was educated by the Ursulines in Cumberland and taught in Catholic schools for 30 years. She joined the Ursuline Associate Call program when the sisters left the area, according to a press release from the sisters.