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Ursulines Welcome New Associate - Marcia Kolbeck

Posted 1/31/2021

On January 27, 2021 the Ursuline Sisters and Associates welcomed Marcia Kolbeck as our newest Associate.

L- Sr. Nancy Mathias, Mentor
C- Marcia Kolbeck, Associate
R- Sarah Abts, Associate CoordinatorL- Sr. Nancy Mathias, Mentor C- Marcia Kolbeck, Associate R- Sarah Abts, Associate CoordinatorMarcia writes:
“My first encounter with the Ursuline Sisters was at Rosary Cathedral Grade School. I then attended St. Ursula Academy for high school. My nursing career began at St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing. In our first year of training, we took our college courses at Mary Manse College.
“My mother was a graduate of Mary Manse College. When she died, we donated many of her supplies and equipment to the Ursuline Center. I felt a connection to the Ursuline Center and thought I would enjoy volunteering there after I retired.
“I am a member of Rosary Cathedral Parish and this is where I met Sister Nancy Mathias. We became fast friends. I was now retired and told Sister of my interest in volunteering at the Ursuline Center and my desire to gain a greater understanding of her community through the Associates Program. Sister guided me through the application process and I asked her to be my mentor.
“Despite the pandemic, our friendship has deepened and Sister Nancy has introduced me to Saint Angela Merici and Saint Ursula with such respect and affection. They are two women who I knew little about growing up, but whom I’ve come to love and appreciate over the course of my studies. I look forward to becoming an Associate Member of this Community.”