Angela Merici Day

photo-mary-louIn honour of the Feast Day of Angela Merici

Pasta, Paintings, Piano & Puppets Celebrating the Ursulines and the Arts

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Dinner at 6:00 p.m. ($20.00 per plate), Presentation at 7:00 p.m. (by donation)
Brescia Auditorium, Free Parking
All Welcome

Join us for an eclectic evening of delicious food, beautiful artwork, music and puppetry.  The evening will begin with a three course Italian meal inspired by the cuisine of the homeland of Ursuline Foundress Angela Merici. We will flow into surveying a collection of Ursuline created artwork from over the years. This collection has been brought from the Ursuline’s Villa Angela in Chatham for this exclusive viewing.  Next, Mary Grier Musselman, an Ursuline educated musician, will perform some classical favourites for us on the piano.  Lastly, Professors Monika Lee and Brian Diemert will give a live performance with Brescia’s vintage puppets following a video of the puppet show, Jonah and the Whale, from the Ursuline video archives.

Note: The presentation can be attended without partaking in the dinner portion of the evening.

Deadline to reserve your plate is Monday, January 23rd. Payment will be collected on the evening of the event. CASH ONLY!

For more information & to reserve your plate:
Register online
or contact Sr. Theresa Mahoney at or 519-432-8353 ext. 28383

Performer’s Bios

Mary Grier Musselman was educated both academically and musically by the Ursuline Sisters in Windsor and Chatham. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor and Stratford Teachers’ College, later studying piano performance at Western University with John Paul Bracey. After a successful career teaching with the Windsor Catholic School Board, Mary has devoted her retirement to the performance of piano concerts for the benefit of local charities.

Dr. Monika Lee – Professor of English at Brescia – fills many roles. She is a devoted daughter, wife, sister and mother; a teacher extraordinaire; a literary critic; and a published and highly regarded poet. To each of these roles she brings energy, passion, and an infectious laugh. Her sense of humour is contagious but her serious thoughtfulness enables her to bring her best to everything that she does

Dr. Brian Diemert – Professor of English at Brescia – Brian Diemert received his B.A. in English and History from St. Jerome’s College at the University of Waterloo, his M.A. in English from Queen’s University, and his Ph.D., also in English, from Western. A faculty member of Brescia since 1988, he has been a full Professor since July 2006. He is the author of Graham Greene’s Thrillers and the 1930s (McGill-Queen’s 1996), which was shortlisted by the Crime Writers of Canada for the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award in the category of “Best Non-Fiction Book.”