The Mission of the Ursulines continues to touch the lives of many!
Since the first Ursulines arrived here in 1850, we have been called to ministries that empower others through “lifelong learning,” which has become increasingly important in our fast-paced, technology driven global society.
Being Ursuline means each of us has the opportunity to live deeply spiritual lives while making a difference in our world. We do this by living our Mission of transforming society through contemplation, justice and compassion. We serve people of all ages, races and income levels, although our focus is on women and children, especially the economically poor.
Today, in addition to teaching, tutoring and school administration at all levels, we also serve:
The poor and marginalized: as social service providers, social justice advocates, missionaries, and ministers of prayer.
The faithful: as pastoral ministers, directors of religious education, and spiritual directors.
The children: as intercity preschool teachers and daycare workers.
The ill: as hospital chaplains, nurses, counselors and advocates for those with HIV/AIDS.
The elderly and dying: as senior center, hospital and hospice volunteers.
While fostering lifelong learning, the Gospel calls us all to serve with love. We credit the sisters who came before us—and those they served—with cultivating a rich heritage of compassionate service. Many people who have experienced the Ursuline influence go on to serve others and make our world a better place.
Our Foundress, Saint Angela Merici's charism (unique gift) was her prayerful, compassionate and active way of being with others. She was a great networker as well, linking people who could help one another to those less fortunate.