Ursuline schools and colleges developed and evolved from Angela’s ideal of passing on the faith through the mothers in the homes of Brescia. Thus the primary objective of any Ursuline school or college is to participate in the evangelising mission of the Church by fostering a school/college community where gospel values are lived and taught. It is based on the teaching of Saint Angela which emphasises…

  • A personal relationship with God
  • The holistic development of each individual
  • The dignity and uniqueness of each person
  • The importance of courtesy and kindness
  • The fostering of courage and confidence to live in justice and faith
  • The encouragement of a caring and respectful attitude towards self, others and the environment.


These values inspired by Saint Angela are followed in our schools and colleges today in both Ireland and Kenya.



Some Ursuline sisters take these values with them into education ministry beyond our own schools and colleges. Today sisters can be found working in education in a variety of places, full time, part time and sometimes on a sessional or occasional basis, others in a voluntary capacity. These include SPiRe with Waterford Institute of Technology, Dalgan Park Renewal for Ministry courses, Loreto House Religious Formation programme, Maryvale Institute Further Education programmes and more. Ursuline Sisters can also be found teaching English as a second language in centres in different places or assisting with homework clubs in their local area.