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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati Announce their 2014 Historical Series

Cincinnati, Ohio: January 2014. - Maria Longworth Storer, well known in the Cincinnati area for
founding Rookwood Pottery, continues to enrich women’s lives and history at the local, national and
international levels. During her lifetime, Maria influenced art, music, religion and politics and her
philanthropic generosity impacted many people and organizations.

A major impact of her generosity is in use every day at St. Ursula Academy. In 1914, Maria and her
husband Bellamy Storer, knocked on the Ursulines of Cincinnati Convent door on McMillan Street
in East Walnut Hills. At the suggestion of Archbishop Henry K. Moeller, they came to the Sisters to
ask to attend Mass in the Convent chapel. The Sisters’ school, St. Ursula Academy, was now four
years old and already the one-room chapel in their parlor was overcrowded.

This was the catalyst for Maria and Bellamy to make a donation, and to find additional donations,
to support the building of the chapel. Maria influenced the design of the altar and she and Bellamy
donated the stained glass window of the Annunciation. They also supported the Sister’s funds for
an addition to the building for their use as their Cincinnati residence, which was kept by Maria
even after Bellamy’s death, until 1928. Afterward these areas became classrooms for the growing academy.

The Sisters at St. Ursula continue their relationship with Maria’s family and maintain a friendship
with them today. In celebrating the legacy of Maria Longworth Storer, the Sisters are sponsoring
and participating in a series of events which recognize the achievements and possibilities of all
women. You are invited to join us for the following events:

On the Road to Rookwood

Maria Longworth Storer founded the Rookwood Pottery Company in 1880, not only to bring the art of
pottery to Cincinnati but also to provide a good wage to working women. We will celebrate Rookwood
Pottery, recognized internationally as an example of fine art pottery, on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Anita Ellis,
Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Riley Humler of Humler & Nolan, 13-year Appraiser
on Antiques Roadshow, will identify and describe your Rookwood treasures. (Limit of two pottery pieces)

Time: Saturday March 1, 2014, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Keynote: Anita Ellis – The History of Rookwood Pottery -at 9:30am and 12:30 pm

Place: Keller Center at St. Ursula Academy, 1322 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206

RSVP: Friday February 21, 2014 – Space is limited

Please register online at or call 513-961-3410 x155
This event is a gift from the Ursuline Sisters to the Greater Cincinnati Communities.

Standing Together: Women Proclaim the Spirit,
A Symposium on Women’s Spirituality

A rich spiritual life nourished Maria Longworth Storer’s concern for the needs of women, especially the
poor. Honoring this legacy, the Ursuline Sisters of Cincinnati will host a symposium celebrating women’s
spirituality and the bonds of sister-hood among women of diverse racial, economic and cultural experiences.

Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D. (\phyllis_zagano\)

Time: Saturday April 5, 2014, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Place: Keller Center at St. Ursula Academy, 1322 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206

Registration Fee: $20 (for lunch, refreshments and materials)

Scholarships to cover registration available upon request

RSVP: or Sr. Mary Jerome Buchert 513-961-3410 x 150
This event is a gift from the Ursuline Sisters to the Greater Cincinnati Communities.

"Our Ia, The Story of Maria Longworth Storer & the Ursuline Sisters"

Please join us for this touching & reflective look at the life and times of Maria Longworth Storer and
her enduring impact on the Ursulines and her world. Playwright: Thomas Boeing. Director: Allison Hinkel;
starring Performers from the St. Ursula Academy Theater Department

Time: Friday April 11, 2014, 7:00 PM

Place: St. Angela Hall at St. Ursula Academy, 1339 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45206

Tickets: $10

RSVP: or 513-961-3410 x155

"Maria Longworth Storer: A Woman of Power and Influence"

Maria Longworth Storer is one of the women featured at Cincinnati Museum Center’s Women of the Queen
City: Leading with Heart gallery coinciding with the Diana: a Celebration exhibit.  Join us as Constance J. Moore,
an avid Maria L. Storer researcher, shares a new and different look at one of the most influential woman
in Cincinnati. Her presentation will highlight how Ms. Storer exercised power and influence on local and

Time: July 31, 2014, 7:00 pm

Place: Insights Lecture Series, Reakirt Auditorium, Cincinnati Museum Center

This lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

RSVP: Please register online at to reserve your seat. Registration opens February 1.

An Open House to the Legacy of a Lasting Connection

Maria Longworth Storer and her husband, Bellamy, lived a portion of their lives with the Ursuline Sisters of
Cincinnati. One hundred years ago their generosity helped fund the building of the chapel and an addition
used as their Cincinnati residence. We welcome you to visit the chapel, parlors and the archives and view

Time: Saturday September 6, 2014, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Place: St. Ursula Academy, 1339 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati OH 45206

RSVP: or 513-961-3410 x155
This event is a gift from the Ursuline Sisters to the Greater Cincinnati Communities.

For Reservations and Additional Information: or 513-961-3410 x155
Maria Longworth Storer – From Her Hands