Be kind and compassionate toward each other.


Our sisters in Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia continue to serve the many people uprooted and placed in tragic circumstances by the war. Recently we received a letter, excerpted below, from one of our Ursuline Sisters in Ukraine:

“On behalf of my Sisters, and on my own behalf, I would like to thank you sincerely for your constant prayers for us, for your financial support, and also for your interest in us and all that is happening in Ukraine.

“Time flies, it is almost two years now that the war in our land has been going on. Everyone in this country is tired of living in uncertainty and stress. Many people have also lost their loved ones. To some extent, each of us (everyone) experiences here a life of `getting used to and adjusting to the realities. It has been tiring and difficult for a long time because it is a life of constant stress (more or less) and uncertainty. We help people in various ways. Where we can, we bring material help (thanks to the support you give us) or we buy things that people need to keep alive. We talk to people, we listen to their stories, and there are many stories, and we keep on praying, believing that God in his goodness will enable an end to this war and a just peace.

“For the last two weeks, there have been prolonged air raid warnings all over Ukraine, and with these come difficulties: city transport stops running, shops are closed, and, if there are lessons in the schools, then the children with the teachers and kindergarten children with supervisors (like our sisters in Kolomyia) run to shelters and sit until the warning ends (from 2 to 5 hours)…

“…Despite all these difficulties and fears (for example: being without light and heat) we try to live in inner peace, plan for the future and be grateful to God for every day we live.”

As we approach the January 27 Feast Day of our foundress, St. Angela Merici, we are asking for gifts in Angela’s honor to our Ukrainian Relief fund. Your tax-deductible gift will be forwarded directly to the Ursulines working to alleviate suffering in Ukraine as well as on the borders with Poland and Slovakia. After you click the Donate Now link to our secure donation page, select Ukraine Relief on the dropdown box. Please be as generous as you can.

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.

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.


Ursuline Sisters Virginia Cirone, Mary Anne Holmes and Regina Marie Fronmüller


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Your gifts of friendship, financial support, service and prayers allow us to continue serving the needs of God’s people.  We are grateful to all who accompany us on our journey.

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St. Angela Merici

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St. Angela Merici

Put your whole soul into the enterprise you have undertaken—Rejoice!

St. Angela Merici