Be kind and compassionate toward each other.


New Leadership Team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new leadership team: Sister Elisa Ryan, provincial; Sister Jean Hopman, councilor; and Sister Peggy Moore, councilor.

Sister Elisa Ryan is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, St. Louis. Her Ursuline ministry has included high school education, as a teacher and principal. She previously served in leadership for the Ursulines, first in Central Province USA and then on their international leadership team in Rome. Most recently, she has been vocation director for the Ursulines of the United States provinces.

Sister Jean Hopman grew up in San Francisco and entered the Ursulines of the Western Province in Santa Rosa, California. Fluent in Spanish, she ministered with the Spanish-speaking in various settings for 20 years. She later was missioned to Chicago and eventually found her way to the Central Province. She served as co-director of vocation ministry for the USA Provinces until she was called to full-time Province leadership, where she has served the last three years with Sister Rita Ann Bregenhorn.

Sister Peggy Moore is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Springfield, Illinois. She has served as a high school science, math and theology teacher as well as in high school campus ministry. In addition to teaching, she has served the Central Province in leadership as a local prioress and on the provincial council. She returns to ministry in the province after 10 years as a theology teacher at Ursuline Academy in St. Louis.

The new leadership team will be missioned on June 9 and serve for five years.


As people across the world are adapting to and seeking meaning in our current reality, so are the Ursuline Sisters finding ways to pray together and with others while apart, help the most vulnerable among us, and spread messages of hope and faith. Our mission of being a peaceful, reconciling presence of God in the world continues.

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We Are Ursuline

The Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, Central Province, are members of a worldwide community whose lives and mission are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and the spirit of our foundress, St. Angela Merici. We are grounded and empowered by our relationships with God and one another, in prayer and community, seeking always to be a compassionate, reconciling presence of God in our world.

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Serving God by Serving Others

Education has long been the hallmark of Ursuline ministries. At the same time, contemporary social conditions call for service directed to unmet social needs. Ursulines have responded in the spirit of St. Angela according to current circumstances. In all they do, Ursulines strive to fulfill the commitment of St. Angela to peace and reconciliation among peoples in a multicultural society.


Commitment to Justice

As part of an international community, we are able to impact the lives of women on six continents. Advocacy, action and prayer are the hallmarks of our approach. We journey with those who are marginalized in our society and support the tradition of social justice as a key component of an Ursuline education.

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The Ursuline spirit is rooted in and draws its nourishment from prayer. It is our face-to-face encounter with the living God. We will gladly pray for your intentions.

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