Statement of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province of an Allegation of Abuse by One of Its Members

The Leadership Team of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province made the following statement December 10, 2019.

The Leadership Team of the Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province sadly acknowledge that an allegation of sexual misconduct was brought against Sister Ann Peterson, O.S.U., by a former student at St. Joseph’s Parish School in Middletown, NY.  The alleged incident is said to have occurred approximately 50 years ago when Sister Ann was a teacher at the school. Sister Ann was assigned to St. Joseph’s School from 1964-1967. Sister Ann denies the allegation.

The Ursuline Sisters are cooperating fully with the appropriate authorities. The Ursuline Sisters offer prayers for the woman who brought forth the allegation and for Sister Ann.