About the Sisters

About the Ursuline Sisters

As Ursulines, we are women committed to a mission of service to and empowerment of others, living simply and faithfully, guided by the legacy and counsel of our foundress, St. Angela. We invite you to share in our lives through these pages.

Sister Spotlight

Sister Carolyn Marie Brockland, OSU
Sister Carolyn Marie Brockland, OSU
Sister Carolyn Marie Brockland, director of the National Votive Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor (OLPS) in New Orleans, discusses the shrine’s role in the city’s past and present and her role as its latest keeper.
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Sister Madeline Kelly, OSU
Sister Madeline Kelly, OSU
Sister Madeline Kelly began painting icons a decade ago. A conversation with her reveals that painting icons has become a work of love and way of prayer.
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Sister Mary Jacqueline Pratt, OSU
Sister Mary Jacqueline Pratt, OSU
When Sister Mary Jacqueline Pratt began experiencing vision problems in her late forties, she was surprised but not unprepared. At 49, she was the youngest in her family to get genetic glaucoma.
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Sister Elisa Ryan, OSU
Sister Elisa Ryan, OSU
More than a decade ago, Sister Elisa Ryan followed up on a newspaper article about prison ministry, and has been ministering to the women prisoners in the St. Louis County Jail ever since.
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Jubilarians

In 2019 we celebrate the jubilees of 12 of our sisters, who have ministered to God’s people a total of 730 years. Throughout their years of commitment to Ursuline life and ministries, these daughters of Angela have made a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals.

2019 Jubilarians

In Remembrance

“I am more alive now than when I was with you.”
—St. Angela Merici

We remember with gratitude the lives of our sisters who recently passed and their years of service and commitment to being a peaceful, reconciling presence of God in the world.

2019 In Remembrance

Live in harmony, united in one heart and one will.

St. Angela Merici

Have faith and keep up your courage.

St. Angela Merici

Seek to spread peace and concord where you are.

St. Angela Merici

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