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  • Visitor from Kentucky

    Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 Las weekend Sr Anne Marie Dixon, of our Generalate community hosted Sr Lorraine Lauter from the Ursulines of Mt Saint Joseph, Kentucky taking her to visit our community in Ard Chiarain, Shannonbridge. Our photo shows Sr Anne Marie and Sr Lorraine with Srs...


  • Book Launch celebrating Nano Nagle

    Monday, 12th June, 2017 On Friday 9th June Sr Anne Marie Dixon, assistant Congregational Leader, attended the book launch by the Presentation Sisters, Sr Bernadette Flanagan, Sr Mary T. O'Brien and Sr Anne O'Leary who are the join editors of a collection of essays entitled "Nano...


  • Sr Karen visits Abu Dhabi

    Saturday, 03rd June, 2017 In May Sr Karen, of our Blackrock community, was invited to give a study day to the Parish Catechetical leaders of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia in Abu Dhabi on behalf of the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham.  The group comprising of men and wo...


  • Come, follow me...

    Sunday, 07th May, 2017 During his time on earth Jesus invited people in these words: "Come, follow me..."  Throughout the centuries since then men and women have responded to this invitation to give their lives in the service of the Gospel.  Today, on Vocations Sunday 2017, we ...


  • Remembering Sr Xavier O'Dwyer RIP

    Tuesday, 02nd May, 2017   “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” - Leonardo da Vinci On the 4th April, 2017 Sr Xavier O'Dwyer of the Ursuline Convent in Thurles was called home by the Maker she served so diligently throughout her e...


  • Feast day of St Marie of the Incarnation

    Sunday, 30th April, 2017 Today, 30th April, Ursulines across the world celebrate the feast day of St Marie of the Incarnation a widow who gave up her  daily life, her son to the care of  her sister, to join the Ursulines.  This led her to become the first woman missionary to the ...


  • Alleluia, He is Risen!

    Sunday, 16th April, 2017 On this Easter day... may you enjoy the gladness of Easter which is hope, the promise of Easter which is peace, and the spirit of Easter which is love. Wishing all our family and friends the blessings of this resurrection time......


  • Sr Xavier O'Dywer RIP

    Tuesday, 04th April, 2017 It is with deep sadness that we announce the death on Monday 3rd April of Sr Xavier O'Dwyer of our Thurles community.  May her gentle soul rest in peace with the Lord whom she served so well. Sr Xavier is reposing in the Ursuline Convent, Thurles from ...


  • Researching connections...

    Monday, 27th February, 2017 Over the past weekend we welcomed Sr Elisa Ryan, Roman Union Ursuline from the USA who is visiting all our Irish and Welsh communities as part of our getting to know each other better. On Sunday she spent time in the archives held at our Blackrock communi...


  • With Sr Kevina in Kibera

    Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 Recently Sr Kevina was appointed to our Ursuline Community at Kibera, a village for children and families affected by severe poverty and health issues near Nairobi.  In our photos she shows us some of the challenges of her new situation....


  • Visit from Ursuline from USA

    Monday, 13th February, 2017 This month we welcome Sr Elisa Ryan. of the Roman Union Ursulines, resident in St Louis, USA, as we continue to build links between the Irish Ursuline Union and the Roman Union.  This weekend she spent time with the community at Ard Chiarain in Shannonbri...


  • World Day of Consecrated Life

    Thursday, 02nd February, 2017 On this day we rejoice and pray with consecrated men and women across the globe in thanksgiving for the gift of our first call from the Lord to "come, follow..."...


  • Welcome to Novitiate

    Sunday, 29th January, 2017 On Friday 27th January, the feast day of our foundress, Saint Angela Merici, we welcomed four novices into our novitiate in Karen, Nairobi.  We offer our good wishes and prayers for Dorothy, Hellen, Immaculate, and Florence as they begin their journey as ...


  • Feastday of Saint Angela Merici

    Friday, 27th January, 2017 Today, 27th January we celebrate the feast day of Saint Angela Merici, foundress and mother of all who call themselves her daughters.  Let us remember one another in prayer today...and ask her blessing on our life and ministry in our time and place....


  • Welcome 2017...

    Sunday, 01st January, 2017 On this New Year's Day we ask God's blessing on all our friends and family... The Lord bless you and keep you The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you The Lord turn his face toward you and give you his peace.  ...


  • Christmas greetings

    Monday, 19th December, 2016 We are remembering you in our prayer this Christmas time - may the joy and love of the Christ child fill your hearts and your homes this Christmas. Happy Christmas to all our sisters across the globe, our past and current staff and students, our family...


  • Preparing for Professions in Kenya

    Friday, 09th December, 2016 Our sisters in Kenya are busy preparing for tomorrow when Sr Joyce Nguu will make her final profession of vows and Sisters Victoria and Veronica will make their first profession of vows as members of the Irish Ursuline Union.  Sr Anne Harte Barry, our Con...


  • Celebrating our foundation day

    Friday, 25th November, 2016 Today across the globe all who follow the inspiration of Angela Merici and her original foundation of the Company of Saint Ursula gather to pray and celebrate this feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.  It was on this date, November 25th, in 1535  that ...


  • Presentation of the Acts of Chapter 2016

    Thursday, 17th November, 2016 Over the past few weeks our newly elected Congregational Leader, Sr Anne Harte Barry, accompanied by members of the General Leadership team has been visiting communities in Ireland and Wales to present the Acts of Chapter 2016 to each sister.  Today she a...


  • Knitting for Romania in Brecon

    Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 Our Ursuline community in Brecon, Wales continue with their groups of knitters of all ages from their local area to make warm clothing and blankets for the people of Romania.  Last week another 47 boxes of knitting were packed and loaded ready for shippin...


  • November...we remember...

    Wednesday, 02nd November, 2016 In this month of November, and especially today the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed we remember in our thoughts and prayers all who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith...Ursuline Sisters, colleagues, family members, friends, benef...


  • All Saints Day - 1st November

    Tuesday, 01st November, 2016 Today we give thanks for the life and inspiration of all our Ursuline Saints -   Angela Merici, our foundress; Ursula, our patroness; Catherine of Alexandria, on whose feast day we were founded; Marie of the Incarnation, the first Missionary to the New Wo...


  • Opening and blessing of our newest community house

    Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 On 20th October our newest Ursuline community house was blessed and officially opened.  This new community house has been named after Saint Catherine of Alexandria and is located in Nairobi, with Sr Rose and Sr Celestine as its first two resident members....


  • Feast of Saint Ursula

    Thursday, 20th October, 2016 On October 21st, Ursulines across the world celebrate the feast of their patroness, Saint Ursula.  Our foundress, Saint Angela Merici, chose Saint Ursula, a fifth century martyr, to be the patron of her Company which she formed in 1535.  Today we send gre...


  • Ursulines promoting vocations at careers fair

    Thursday, 20th October, 2016 On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Sr Karen Kent of our Blackrock, Cork community was present as one of a team of priests and religious from around Cork & Ross Diocese who were present at the schools careers fair to meet students from TY and 5th ye...


  • Bi-centenary Waterford: reflection on Angela Merici

    Sunday, 09th October, 2016 Towards the end of our Eucharistic celebration to mark the bi-centenary of the Ursuline foundation in Waterford Sr Breda O'Shea invited us to reflect on the life and vision of Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters... Angela Merici had a drea...


  • Bi-centenary Cake and Book Launch

    Saturday, 08th October, 2016 At the end of the Bi-centenary lunch the two oldest past pupils, twins, Margaret and Patricia Horne were invited to cut the cake to mark this special occasion in our Ursuline story.  This was followed by the launch of a book by Sr June Fennelly detailing ...


  • Bi-centenary Lunch in Waterford Ursuline

    Saturday, 08th October, 2016 Following the Mass to give thanks for 200 years of service by the Ursuline Sisters in Waterford guests were invited to join the sisters for lunch in the Secondary School....


  • Waterford Ursuline Bi-centenary in word, song and dance

    Saturday, 08th October, 2016 The Celebratory Mass was enhanced by the beautiful music provided by students and staff of the Primary and Secondary Schools, by words of reflection on the life and vision of Saint Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters and by dance from the pri...


  • Bi-centenary celebrations at Ursuline Convent, Waterford

    Saturday, 08th October, 2016 On 7th October sisters from across Ireland joined with the sisters of our three Waterford communities, present and past staff of the convent, past and present students and staff of their schools, parishioners, neighbours and friends along with Bishop Alph...


  • Memorial Service in Leeds Diocese for Sr Anne Conway

    Wednesday, 05th October, 2016 On the 27th September, Sr Barbara Burke and I had the privilege of attending an Ecumenical Service for Anne in Hinsley Hall, Leeds. The service brought alive for us, indeed for all present Angela’s words: “I am here in your midst with Jesus, my Love and y...


  • Sr Karen at Jubilee for Catechists - Rome

    Thursday, 29th September, 2016 Over the last six days Sr Karen Kent of our Blackrock community in Cork as part of her work Coordinating Pastoral Development in the Diocese of Cork and Ross led a group of recently commissioned Parish Catechists to Rome for the Year of Mercy Jubilee for ...


  • Annual Ursuline Network gathering

    Thursday, 01st September, 2016 On Saturday 17th September members of the Ursuline Network and Ursuline Sisters in Ireland will come together in Wynn's Hotel, Dublin for their annual gathering.  This year there will be two inputs the first entitled "Woman of Peace - Etty Hillesum" given...


  • More from our Kenya Region assembly

    Wednesday, 31st August, 2016 Take a look at some more images from our sisters in Kenya meeting in Nairobi for their regional assembly at which they were joined by Sr Anne Harte Barry our newly elected Congregational Leader......


  • Kenya Region Assembly

    Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 During last week our sisters in Kenya met for their assembly to share some of the fruits of our recent General Chapter held in Dublin and to reflect on issues related to Ursuline religious life in their homeland......


  • Welcome to the West...

    Friday, 12th August, 2016 The sisters of our Shannonbridge and Ballytivnan communities welcomed four of our sisters from Kenya to stay with them for a few days after the completion of our General Chapter 2016....


  • Our newly elected Congregational Leadership team...

    Friday, 29th July, 2016 Today we introduce to you our newly elected Congregational Leadership team: Congregational Leader:  Sr Anne Harte Barry     Assistant:  Sr Anne Marie Dixon Councillors:  Sr Marianne O'Connor, Sr Maureen Boland, Sr Mairead O'Regan We ask God's ble...


  • Regional Team in Kenya

    Friday, 29th July, 2016 Introducing our Regional Leadership team in Kenya, Sr Teresia Muhuhu, Sr Francisca Mulatya, Sr Kevina Ekal, Sr Roselyne Kasyoka with our new Congregational Leader, Sr Anne Harte Barry....


  • Celebrating our 2016 Jubilarians...

    Friday, 29th July, 2016 During our General Chapter we took time to celebrate our five Jubilarians... Diamond Jubilee:  Sr Ann Griffin -  Thurles community Golden Jubilee:  Sr Elizabeth Brett - 1 St Anne's, Waterford   and Sr June Fennelly - Saint Mary's, Waterford Silve...


  • Chapter 2016 Delegates

    Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 On Monday we gathered for our Chapter 2016 delegates photograph....


  • Concert and Presentation...

    Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 On Monday evening we were treated to a concert of classical and light opera music from a soprano, tenor and piano accompanist courtesy of Davy Stockbrokers.  We treated to a wide selection of music from the Merry Widow's Waltz to Roses of Picardy to I dre...


  • Chapter discussions continue...

    Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 As our General Chapter progresses we continue our discussions towards setting the direction for our Ursuline life for the next five years......


  • More from around the Chapter...

    Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 Continue our Monday morning walk around the Chapter......


  • Around the Chapter...

    Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 Let our camera take you on a walk around our Chapter on Monday......


  • Chapter Sunday...

    Monday, 25th July, 2016 On Sunday we all had a welcome free day from meetings...time to go to visit local places such as Glendalough, Monasterboice, Laytown, Dublin city, Ardgillen House, Belfast, Drogheda...Some photos from the group on Laytown beach......


  • General Chapter...ceol agus craic!

    Sunday, 24th July, 2016 As we reach the half way stage in our General Chapter 2016 we took time to share stories and songs as Ursulines together, as Saint Angela Merici would say -   insieme!...


  • Chapter on Saturday...

    Sunday, 24th July, 2016 Today, again gathered around the word we continued to reflect and discuss together as we seek the way forward for us into the future as Ursuline Sisters of 2016 and beyond......


  • Behind the scenes at Chapter 2016

    Sunday, 24th July, 2016 Take a look behind the scenes of our 2016 General Chapter - there is the administration led by Sr Anne Harte Barry; the secretariat with Sr Rose and Sr Bernadette; the steering group - Srs Mary McHugh, June Fennelly, Anne Marie Dixon, Teresua Muhuhu, Kare...


  • General Chapter 2016 - Gathered around the Word...

    Saturday, 23rd July, 2016 Following our constitutions today we gathered around the Word in silence and in sharing with one another we listen with a contemplative heart to God's Word for us at this time in our history......


  • General Chapter 2016 - sharing our thoughts...

    Saturday, 23rd July, 2016 As Chapter delegates we are encouraged to meet one another with openess and gentleness as we share together the fruits of our contemplation of the Word of God for us today......


  • Our discussions begin..."let me see again"

    Friday, 22nd July, 2016 Our discussions began with our sharing around the story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, to whom the Lord gave new sight.  Our Chapter image is of "the blind Angela" seeking a way forward in the foundation of her Company of Saint Ursula.  Today we are ask...


  • Meeting and greeting our sisters

    Friday, 22nd July, 2016 As we gathered in the Emmaus retreat centre in Swords, County Dublin, we spent some time meeting one another and sharing our stories with one another....


  • General Chapter 2016 opens

    Friday, 22nd July, 2016 On Wednesday 20th July 2016 Sr Mary McHugh, Congregational Leader, formally opened our 2016 General Chapter bringing together 46 sisters from Ireland, Kenya and Wales as we each ask the Lord to "let me see again"....


  • Ursuline General Chapter 2016

    Thursday, 07th July, 2016 As we approach our Irish Ursuline Union General Chapter we invite you to pray with us for the ability "to see again" the path the Lord is calling us to follow and for the courage to take the brave steps asked of us at this time in our history......


  • US Ursulines visit Ireland

    Monday, 20th June, 2016 Last week sisters in our Dublin communities in Cabinteely and the Generalate in Booterstown welcomed Sisters Jane, Kathleen and Eileen who are from New York to stay with them during their visit to Ireland. The three Ursulines belong to the Roman Union Urs...


  • Sr Karen attends Vocation Directors conference

    Sunday, 12th June, 2016 Over the last 3 days Sr Karen Kent of our Blackrock community has attended the National Vocation Directors Conference in Maynooth College - the first time the Diocesan Vocation Directors and the Religious Congregation Vocation Directors have come together...


  • Remembering Sr Kathleen Twomey RIP

    Tuesday, 07th June, 2016 On the 13th April we said a fond farewell to Sr Kathleen Twomey of our Blackrock community as she was called home to her eternal reward. Born Catherine Josephine Twomey on 6th May 1927 in Dundalk, Co Louth her family moved to Cork during her childhood ...


  • Cork Past Pupils meet at Blackrock

    Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 Last Saturday the Past Pupils Union of our two Cork Secondary Schools, Saint Angela's College, Patrick's Hill and Ursuline Secondary School, Blackrock held their AGM and Mass at the Convent in Blackrock.  Between their meeting and Mass in the Convent Pray...


  • Sr Mary in Rome for UISG meeting

    Monday, 30th May, 2016 Sr Mary McHugh, our Congregational Leader, recently attended the Union of International Superiors General (UISG) meeting in R0me.  During her time there she also had the opportunity to visit Via Nomentana, the Ursulines of the Roman Union Generalate House...


  • Remembering Sr Anne Conway RIP

    Sunday, 08th May, 2016 Last Easter Sunday, a great sorrow visited the Ursuline family, it was the unexpected and untimely death of our beloved Anne Conway. A few days before she died, she wrote about her intimate and loving relationship with her God and how that love was her st...


  • Remembering Sr Ursula Clarke RIP

    Wednesday, 04th May, 2016 Sr. Ursula Clarke died on Friday 19th June 2015 after a very long life lived very fully. She worked in business before she entered the Ursuline Convent in Blackrock, Cork in 1942 and was received into the Noviciate 26 April 1943. She made First profession...


  • Saint Angela's Community on pilgrimage

    Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 The sisters of Saint Angela's community recently spent a day on pilgrimage to Nyeri, Central Kenya where Blessed Sr Stefan ministered and died. Together the sisters visited the Cathedral for a time of quiet reflection at the place where Sr Stefan's remain...


  • More news from the UK visit

    Monday, 25th April, 2016 Continuing our news from visiting the Ursulines in the UK... Srs Mary and Anne took time to visit Greenwich Park to walk across the Greenwich meridian line......


  • Visiting the Ursulines in the UK

    Monday, 25th April, 2016 Sr Mary and Sr Anne of our Generalate community recently visited the Roman Union Ursulines in the UK.  During their few days they met with sisters in the communities in Forest Gate, Greenwich and Westgate.  Together they shared stories of Ursuline life an...


  • Vocations Sunday 2016

    Saturday, 16th April, 2016 The fourth Sunday of Eastertide each year is celebrated across the world as Vocations Sunday when we are invited to pray for and encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  Let us remember in prayer all whom the Lord is calling today to joi...


  • Sr Kathleen Twomey RIP

    Thursday, 14th April, 2016 It is with deep sadness that we announce the death on Wednesday evening 13th April of Sr Kathleen, of our Blackrock, Cork community. Sr Kathleen spent of her religious life in Columbus, Georgia, USA where she was involved in school and catechetical minist...


  • News from Kenya region

    Tuesday, 05th April, 2016 We welcome four new postulants to our Kenya region:  Dorothy, Helen, Immaculate and Florence were received as postulants on 19th March. We pray for them as they take the first steps to becoming an Ursuline Sister. Our novitiate in Karen, Nairobi welcom...


  • Sr Anne Conway RIP

    Sunday, 27th March, 2016 It is with deep sadness that on this Easter day we announce the death of Sr Anne Conway of our Waterford (Saint Mary's) Community, may she find the joy of Easter awaiting her as she enters eternal life with the Lord whom she served and may her gentle soul...


  • Easter Greetings

    Saturday, 26th March, 2016 Christ is Risen, Alleluia!   We are called to rise to new life with Christ! May the joy of the risen Christ fill your hearts with love, joy and hope this Eastertide....


  • M. Cecilia Wang OSU visits Kenya

    Sunday, 13th March, 2016 In February of this year M. Cecilia Wang OSU, Prioress General of the Roman Union Ursulines visited our Irish Ursuline Sisters in Kenya with Sr Diane, the Provincial Prioress from South Africa....


  • Sr Margaret Mary revisits Kenya

    Sunday, 13th March, 2016 This year Sr Margaret Mary O'Connell (Shannonbridge Community) spent four weeks in Kenya as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations.  It is nine years since she left Kenya having served there for a total of 27 years.  Sr Margaret Mary first went to Kenya ...


  • Revisiting places I once served...

    Sunday, 13th March, 2016 On her recent visit to Kenya in celebration of her Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession, Sr Margaret Mary O'Connell, visited our sisters in Nyumbani, Mutune, Kitale, Karen, Tungutu and the new community at Saint Catherine's.  A trip down memory lane but...


  • Meeting the sisters in Kenya again

    Sunday, 13th March, 2016 On her recent visit to Kenya, Sr Margaret Mary O'Connell (now Shannonbridge Community) met with sisters she had known when she was in ministry in Kenya....


  • Schools and Shamba flourishing in Kitale, Kenya

    Sunday, 13th March, 2016 It is lovely to receive these photos from our Ursuline community in Kitale, Kenya where there are now flourishing schools and a wonderful shamba producing much fruit!  Well done to all who over the years have helped to make this possible....


  • Summer Retreats at Ard Ciarain, Shannonbridge

    Friday, 19th February, 2016 There are places still available on the summer retreats on offer at Ard Ciarain, our prayer and retreat centre in Shannonbridge.  If you have not yet made plans for a time of retreat away from the busy-ness of life you might consider one of these... MA...


  • Sr Catherine celebrates in her home parish

    Thursday, 18th February, 2016 Following her Perpetual Profession of vows as an Ursuline Sister, Sr Catherine returned to her home parish of Kathonzweni to celebrate with family, friends, and fellow parishioners.  A great day of celebration was enjoyed by all and many Ursuline Sisters ...


  • Lent at Ard Chiarain, Shannonbridge

    Thursday, 18th February, 2016 An invitation is extended to all who would like to join the Sisters in our community, Ard Chiarain in Shannonbridge, for the following Lenten evenings: Mondays:   7:30pm to 8:30pm  22nd, 29th February,  7th, 14th, 21st March for a time of prayer and re...


  • Saying farewell to our friends in Rome

    Friday, 05th February, 2016 On Wednesday morning we said our goodbyes to our Roman Union Sisters at Via Nomentana - renewed and refreshed in our vocation to the Ursuline life with much to share and to reflect on in the months ahead....


  • Papal Mass on the Day for Consecrated Life

    Friday, 05th February, 2016 On Tuesday evening all the conference participants gathered once again with Pope Francis for Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica with the overflow outside in the Square.  During his homily Pope Francis spoke of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus as the Fea...


  • Papal Audience

    Friday, 05th February, 2016 On Monday morning Pope Francis came to meet with all who were attending the conference "Consecrated Life in Unity" at the Paul VI Hall next to Saint Peter's.  It was a moment of great excitement for all who were waiting to greet the Holy Father on this sp...


  • Around the house at Via Nomentana

    Friday, 05th February, 2016 We were taken on a guided tour of the house at Via Nomentana during our stay with the Ursulines there and were amazed at the many pieces of art depicting Saint Angela and Saint Urusla they have collected over the years from all around the world.  It is a ...


  • Meeting our Roman Union Sisters in Via Nomentana

    Friday, 05th February, 2016 It was a joy over these days in Rome to stay with the R0man Union Ursulines and get to know them a little better.  The welcome we received was wonderful and they were eager to hear our sharing and learnings from the sessions we attended during each day....


  • Talks and Discussions on Apostolic Religous Life

    Friday, 05th February, 2016 Over the days we spent in Rome we were privileged to attend many sessions with inputs by speakers from across the world who are all consecrated men and women.  Each day began with prayer and Lectio Divina led by a different person before the inputs were g...


  • Prayer Vigil in Saint Peter's Basilica

    Thursday, 04th February, 2016 Our programme began with the Vigil of Prayer in the Basilica of Saint Peter presided over by Archishop Carballo, Undersecretary at the Dicastery for C0nsecrated Life.  We were proud to be Ursulines as one of the opening readings was taken from the Prologu...


  • In Rome with the Roman Union Ursulines

    Thursday, 04th February, 2016 While in Rome for the conference we enjoyed the generous hospitality of the Roman Union Ursulines at their Generalate house on Via Nomentana.  We were welcomed by Mother Cecilia Wang (Superior General) and Sr Armida (Secretary General) to their house whic...


  • Ursulines in Rome for conference "Consecrated Life in Unity"

    Thursday, 04th February, 2016 Over the past week the Vatican has hosted over 6,000 consecrated people from across the globe for a conference entitled "Consecrated Life in Unity" to mark the end of the Year of Consecrated Life.  This gathering organised by the Cardinal Aviz and Congreg...


  • Feast of Saint Angela Merici

    Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 On January 27th we celebrate the feast day of Saint Angela Merici - our foundress.  On this day we send greetings to Ursuline Sisters, Companions, Associates, Friends, Colleagues, students and staff.  Through the intercession of Saint Angela may you be ri...


  • Kenya Professions

    Monday, 18th January, 2016 In December five of our Kenyan sisters made their first profession of vows and two of them made their perpetual profession into the hands of Sr Mary McHugh, our Congregational Leader.  Our photos show the sisters in the days leading up to the Profession C...


  • We remember....Jean Browne OSU

    Monday, 11th January, 2016   A year ago our Ursuline family was shattered by the news of the sudden death of one of our youngest Irish sisters, Jean Browne. Jean was a gentle woman of great firmness and commitment. Sister, friend, colleague, teacher, Jean left a gap, a ...


  • Two Ursuline Perpetual Professions

    Thursday, 07th January, 2016 Our sisters in the Kenya Region gathered recently to celebrate the perpetual professions of Sr Catherine Mwende and Sr Susan Wanjiru Kang'ethe.  The sisters made their perpetual vows in the presence of Sr Mary McHugh, Congregational Leader, and Bishop Phi...


  • New Foundation in Nairobi

    Thursday, 07th January, 2016 Sr Mary McHugh has announced the opening of a new community in Nairobi due to ever growing numbers of sisters in the region.  The new foundation is on the Ngong Road and has been named Saint Catherine's.  The first two sisters to move to this new residenc...


  • First professions in Kenya

    Thursday, 07th January, 2016 We offer our congratulations and good wishes to Sisters Francisca V. Mutheu Musenbi; Joan Bendinate Onyango; Oliver Agnes Khaoya; Jacinta Mumbi Kimanzi and Veronica Mwende Paul on making their first profession of vows as Ursuline Sisters. Sr Mary McHugh,...


  • Happy New Year

    Thursday, 31st December, 2015 As the year comes to a close we look forward in hope to 2016 and pray with another that 2016 will bring joy, hope and peace to us all - wherever we are in the world.  We give thanks for all that we have received from the Lord over the past year and look t...


  • Christmas Wishes

    Thursday, 24th December, 2015 We thank all those who have given us care and support during the past year and wish you peace, joy and love this Christmas and many blessings in 2016....


  • Remembering the first Ursulines

    Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 Today the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria we celebrate our foundation day.  On this day in 1535 the first 28 Ursulines signed the Book of the Company of Saint Ursula in the presence of our foundress Saint Angela Merici, in the city of Brescia, Ital...


  • Celebrating Presentation Day

    Saturday, 21st November, 2015 Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We send feast day greetings to the Presentation Sisters and Brothers around the world as we remember that great Cork lady Nano Nagle, foundress of the Presentation Sisters, who first in...


  • Celebrating the Sacraments in Kitale

    Monday, 02nd November, 2015 The Ursuline community in Kitale, Kenya recently joined with the local children for the celebrations of Baptism and First Holy Communion in the local parish church.  Sr Catherine has been teaching catechism classes to these children  over the last few yea...


  • Remembering our Saints...

    Sunday, 01st November, 2015 Today, the Feast of All Saints, we remember the inspiration of Saint Angela Merici, Saint Ursula and Saint Catherine of Alexandria in the founding of the Ursuline Sisters.  Let us recall the witness to the Gospel of their lives and ask them to walk the pa...


  • Sr Rosemary Fitzsimmon RIP

    Wednesday, 28th October, 2015 It is with deep sadness that the Ursuline Sisters announce the death of Sr Rosemary Fitzsimmon of our Saint Mary's Community in Waterford.  Originally from Athenry in County Galway, Sr Rosemary entered the Ursuline Community in Waterford, and during over ...


  • Mission Sunday in Cork

    Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 Sunday 18 October was Mission Sunday. HolyCrossChurch, Mahon, for the first time raised to visibility in a systematic way, the work of Irish Missionaries in far-flung fields - and especially in part of the world where poverty and oppression are daily real...


  • Saint Ursula's Feast Day

    Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 Today across the globe Ursuline Sisters, colleagues, companions, students in schools and colleges and friends celebrate the feast day of Saint Ursula, our Patroness, chosen by Angela Merici as the name by which her Company would be known.  Angela chose Ur...


  • Saturday seminar: Look to the future where the Spirit is sending you...

    Sunday, 11th October, 2015 Fifteen Ursuline Sisters from communities across Ireland came together in Dublin yesterday for a seminar to look at the question of future vocations to our way of life.  Our day was facilitated by Br Dominic Sassi cfc, Assistant Provincial for the Christi...


  • "Look to the future where the Spirit is sending you"

    Friday, 09th October, 2015 Taking this quote from Pope Francis our Ursuline Vocation Commission in Ireland are hosting a seminar in Dublin tomorrow facilitated by Br Dominic Sassi cfc to look at the question of vocation to our way of life.  Let us pray for the sisters who will part...


  • Australian Visit

    Thursday, 08th October, 2015 Srs, Mary Mc Hugh and Anne Harte Barry were very happy to spend a pleasant afternoon last week with two  Ursulines  from Australia.  Srs. Therese and  Joan Brennan had just completed a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Angela Merici with colleagues, associat...


  • Saint Angela and the Family

    Monday, 05th October, 2015 As Pope Francis, Bishops, religious and lay people gather in Rome for the second session of the Synod on the Family we ask the intercession of our foundress Saint Angela Merici that the participants will be guided by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and the ...


  • Graduation for Sr Kevina

    Sunday, 04th October, 2015 Celebration day came again for our Kenyan sisters as they gathered with Sr Kevina Ekal for her graduation from the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi.  Congratulations and good wishes to Sr Kevina!...


  • Feast of Saint Francis

    Sunday, 04th October, 2015 Today, 4th October is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi and we send greetings to our Franciscan brothers and sisters across the world who follow the way of this humble saint.  Today we recall our Franciscan roots - Angela Merici, our foundress was ...


  • Remebering Yesteryear: Reunion from Novitiate days in Sligo

    Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 It’s a kind of wonder that people whose paths in life crossed four to five decades ago can still find themselves engaged, content, free and relaxed enough with one another to forget for a while that their lives have followed different trajectories. ...


  • Birthday celebrations in Cork

    Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 On Sunday last our community in Blackrock celebrated the 90th birthday of Sr Veronica Crowley.  Sr Veronica, originally from Goleen in West Cork, was joined by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephew and their families at the Convent for afternoon an...


  • Sr Breda celebrates Golden Jubilee

    Friday, 11th September, 2015 Waterford community was in celebratory mode again this week when Sr Breda O'Shea celebrated her Golden Jubilee of profession in the Convent with family, friends and sisters in the community. Her sister Eileen journey home from Toronto with her husband Mar...


  • Two new novices in Kenya region

    Monday, 07th September, 2015 We celebrate with great joy as Catherine Mzisa Muthama and Veronica Maliaka Wamalwa were joined by Sr Mary McHugh, Congregational Leader, Sr Anne Marie Dixon, General Councillor, Sr Rose Wasiki, Regional Leader and sisters from all the communities in the ...


  • Sr Lillian renews her vows

    Monday, 07th September, 2015 On the 15th August Sr Lillian renewed her vows as an Ursuline Sister as she continues her formation towards perpetual profession.  During these years as a junior professed sister she is accompanied by Sr Teresia.  The years as a junior professed sister ar...


  • Jubilee celebrations

    Monday, 07th September, 2015 During the pre-Chapter Assembly in Nairobi the sisters took the opportunity to celebrate with Sr Mary McHugh, our Congregational Leader, the Golden Jubilee of her profession as an Ursuline Sister.  Sr Mary spent many years in Kenya, in particular as Novic...


  • Ursuline Links with Roman Union

    Monday, 07th September, 2015 As part of our two pre-Chapter assemblies in Ireland and Kenya this summer we have been reflecting on and discussing creating links with the Roman Union Ursulines. We share a common foundress in Angela Merici and so we already have much in common and over...


  • Reflecting and Discussing at Pre-Chapter Assembly in Nairobi

    Monday, 07th September, 2015 Ursuline Sisters always meet for a Pre-Chapter Assembly in two locations, Ireland and Kenya, the summer before we meet as the Irish Ursuline Union for our 5 yearly Chapter.  These days are spent reflecting and discussing together the issues that need to b...


  • Pre-Chapter Assembly opens in Nairobi

    Monday, 07th September, 2015 Sisters from the Kenya region gathered in Nairobi recently for their pre-chapter Assembly which was attended by Sr Mary McHugh, Congregational Leader; Sr Anne Marie Dixon, General Councillor; and Sr Kitty Kelly, Bursar General.  Together they spent five d...


  • Sr Margaret Mary celebrates

    Friday, 04th September, 2015 On Saturday 29th August Sr Margaret Mary O'Connell of our Shannonbridge community celebrated her Golden Jubilee of Profession as an Ursuline Sister with family, congregation and friends.  Her day began with Mass celebrated by her friend Fr Jimmy SPS, and ...


  • Preparations for Pre-Chapter Assembly in Kenya

    Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 Ursulines across our Kenya region are preparing to travel to Nairobi for the Pre-Chapter Assembly to take place from Friday 14th  to Tuesday 18th August.  Sr Mary McHugh, Congregational Leader, and Sr Anne Marie Dixon, General Council Member have travelle...


  • Shannonbridge Companions - day of reflection

    Thursday, 30th July, 2015 On 25th July the Ursuline Companions of our Shannonbridge community went to Mount Saint Joseph's Cistercian Abbey in Roscrea for a day of prayer and reflection.  Arriving at 10:30am they began with a welcome cup of coffee followed by input from Dom Richar...


  • A warm Waterford welcome

    Thursday, 30th July, 2015 Our community at Saint Mary's in Waterford welcomed M. Cecilia Wang and Sr Armida Veglio from Rome to stay with them over a weekend.  M. Cecilia and Sr Armida are members of the Roman Union Ursulines who came to stay with communities in Ireland as part of...


  • Welcome to our house!

    Monday, 13th July, 2015 Over the two weekends preceding and after the Pre-Chapter assembly for Ireland and Wales M. Cecilia Wang and Sr Armida Veglio visited the Ursuline communities in Sligo, Thurles, Waterford and Cork to meet sisters who had not been able to travel to the mee...


  • Celebrating Golden Jubilees

    Monday, 06th July, 2015 During our pre-Chapter assembly week at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone we celebrated five Golden Jubilees with Mass followed by dinner on Thursday evening. Our 2016 Golden Jubilarians are:  Srs Maureen Boland and Mary Cosgrove of our Shannon Drive commu...


  • Ursuline Links with Roman Union

    Monday, 06th July, 2015 Last week to our pre-Chapter assembly we welcomed M. Cecilia Wang the Superior General of the Roman Union Ursulines and their General Secretary, Sr Armida Veglio from their Generalate community in Rome.  They spent five days with us in Athlone exchanging ...


  • Ursulines celebrate with cruising and cake!

    Monday, 06th July, 2015 During 0ur pre-Chapter assembly week at the Hodson Bay Hotel we had an opportunity to celebrate with two sisters their birthdays - on Thursday it was the birthday of Anne Conway of our Waterford community who chose cruising on the lake to mark her day ...


  • Ursulines learn about Cosmic Interconnectedness

    Monday, 06th July, 2015 During our pre-Chapter assembly in Athlone last week we were privileged to have with us on Wednesday afternoon Niamh Brennan to speak to us about Cosmic Interconnectedness.   Niamh is a past pupil of Saint Angela's Secondary School in Waterford and after ...


  • Meetings and discussions at pre-Chapter Assembly

    Monday, 06th July, 2015 Over five days we talked to one another, we listened, we prayed, we laughed and hopefully began  the planning towards our General Chapter 2016.  Some of the emerging themes are:  links with other Ursuline groups, cosmic interconnectedness, new members, re...


  • Ireland and Wales: pre-Chapter Assembly

    Monday, 06th July, 2015 Last week 41 sisters from communities in Ireland and Wales gathered at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone for 5 days of preparatory meetings and discussions towards General Chapter 2016.  Themes for the week included:  themes and issues for Chapter; Safeguar...


  • Bestir yourselves!

    Thursday, 25th June, 2015 Bestir yourselves!  You will see wonders! Final preparations are now underway in all our communities in Ireland and Wales to travel to Athlone, Co Westmeath for our Ursuline Pre-Chapter Assembly which will take place from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd...


  • Remembering our Irish roots

    Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 Today, 24th June in 1777 Nano Nagle made her profession of religious vows in Cove Lane, Cork (Parish of Saint Finarr's South) and became the first Superior of the newly founded Institute - The Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM).   As U...


  • Sr Ursula Clarke RIP

    Sunday, 21st June, 2015 It is with deep sadness that the Ursuline Sisters announce the death of Sr Ursula Clarke of our Blackrock community in Cork where she has been a professed member of the community for 70 years.  Sr Ursula spent all but two years in Cork teaching English an...


  • Safeguarding Audit of Irish Ursuline Union

    Friday, 12th June, 2015 The Sisters of the Irish Ursuline Union has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice. If you have any concerns about Safeguarding in the Irish Ursuline U...


  • Remembering Sr Breda Mullins RIP

    Friday, 12th June, 2015 In memoriam Sr Breda Mullins   Brigid Francis Mullins was born on 26 November 1931.  She entered religious life on 28 August 1950 and was finally professed on 26 April, 1956.   Sr Breda’s Ursuline ministry in education started in Blackrock and St Ang...


  • Visiting the Ursulines in Bratislava

    Wednesday, 03rd June, 2015     Sr Patricia (Cabinteely community) and Sr Margaret Mary (Shannonbridge community) were on holiday recently in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. We knew there were Ursulines there and fortunately on the first day of the trip we went ...


  • Cork Ursuline Past Pupils AGM

    Monday, 25th May, 2015 On Saturday 23rd May twenty past pupils of the two Ursuline Secondary Schools in Cork (Saint Angela's, Patrick's Hill and Ursuline Convent, Blackrock) gathered for their Annual General Meeting of the Past Pupils Union.  The group agreed to continue the pr...


  • Saint Marie of the Incarnation

    Thursday, 30th April, 2015 Today we celebrate the feast day of the great Ursuline missionary to the New World - Saint Marie of the Incarnation Guyart.  We send feast day greetings to all our sisters remembering especially our Ursuline sisters in Canada....


  • Waterford community celebrate consecrated life in their local parish

    Tuesday, 28th April, 2015   Last weekend the sisters of our Waterford community prepared the liturgy for the Mass in the Sacred Heart parish on Vocations Sunday to share with the people among whom they live and minister the richness and joy of religious life today. Sr...


  • Celebrating and praying for vocations in Cork and Ross

    Monday, 27th April, 2015 On Friday last the people, priests and religious of the Diocese of Cork and Ross gathered with Bishop John Buckley to celebrate consecrated life in the Diocese over the centuries.  Beginning with Saint Finbarr and Saint Fachtna in the 600's the story was ...


  • Sr Phyllis celebrates Diamond Jubilee

    Monday, 20th April, 2015 Sr Phyllis, a member of our Waterford community joined with family, the Waterford commuity and friends on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of her religious profession as an Ursuline Sister in 1955. She was joined by her two nieces Ange...


  • Our retreat: The Feminine Genius of Angela Merici

    Monday, 13th April, 2015 Ursulines from Ireland and Wales spent the days of Easter week reflecting on this theme for their 2015 retreat in Ballyvaloo, County Wexford.  These days led by Br Michael Crosby OFM Cap were inspiring, refreshing and gave us much to ponder over the comin...


  • He is risen ~ Alleluia!

    Sunday, 05th April, 2015 On this Easter day we rejoice because Christ has risen, as he said. We wish all our visitors a joy-filled, hope filled Easter. May the light of the risen Christ shine in your hearts this day....


  • Ursulines retreat to Ballyvaloo

    Thursday, 02nd April, 2015 During Easter week the Ursuline Sisters from Ireland and Wales will gather at Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre in Wexford for 6 days led by Br Michael Crosby OFM Cap from Milwaukee on the theme of Angela Merici our foundress.  We will also welcome into our midst...


  • Meet our novices

    Monday, 30th March, 2015 During her recent visit to Kenya, Sr Anne Marie met with the novices who are residing in our formation house in Karen, Nairobi.  She spent time with them sharing about Ursuline life in Ireland and hearing of their experiences so far in formation in our Ke...


  • Welcoming a new Postulant

    Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 On February 25th, 2015 we welcomed Virginia Wanjohi Wanjiru to the Postulancy stage on the way to becoming an Ursuline Sister. Virginia committed herself to further her understanding of religious life and deepen her knowledge and love for St. Angela. We p...


  • Sr Anne Marie visits Kenya

    Monday, 23rd March, 2015 Sr Anne Marie Dixon a member of our General Leadership team visited our sisters in Kenya to meet with them in particular in her role as Safeguarding officer for the congregation.  Her time in Kenya took her to meet with sisters in Karen, Nairobi; Tungutu,...


  • Celebrating Consecrated Life in Cork

    Tuesday, 03rd February, 2015 The Diocese of Cork and Ross invited two members of each Religious Order, Congregation or Society in the diocese to join together for Evening Prayer and Benediction at the Poor Clare Monastery for the Day for Consecrated Life - 2nd February.  The event wa...


  • Day for Consecrated Life 2015

    Monday, 02nd February, 2015 Today, February 2nd, we join with religious sisters, brothers and priests across the globe in celebrating this special day of prayer for Consecrated Life.  We invite to join with us in our prayer today as we also celebrate the day when Mary and Joseph pre...


  • Feast of Saint Angela Merici

    Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 Today, 27th January, we join with Ursuline Sisters across the world in celebrating the feast day of our foundress, Saint Angela Merici (1474-1540).  It was a Angela who had the vision of a new way for women to consecrate their lives to God and to remain l...


  • Evening Prayer in Dublin

    Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 As part of the celebrations for the Year of Consecrated Life the Archdiocese of Dublin invited the Religious communities of the Archdiocese to gather each Thursday evening at 6:00pm in the Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street in the City Centre to pray Even...


  • Sr Jean Browne RIP

    Friday, 16th January, 2015 It is with deep sadness the Ursuline Sisters announce the death of Sr Jean Browne RIP. A native of Midleton, Co Cork Jean entered the Ursuline Sisters having been a student with them at Saint Angela's College, Lough Gill and following her novitiate in Dub...


  • Christmas 2014

    Thursday, 18th December, 2014 As we celebrate Christmas this year - the gift of Emmanuel, God-with-us, we send greetings to our Sisters across the globe, our family, friends, past students, staff who have worked and continue to work along side us in our ministries, and all the people ...


  • Year for Consecrated Life

    Tuesday, 02nd December, 2014 Pope Francis has designated the coming year as a time of special prayer for the gift of consecrated life.  It is time he says "to look to the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to embrace the future with hope."  As Ursuline Sisters ...


  • Jubilee celebration in Cork

    Monday, 01st December, 2014 The Ursuline Sisters in Cork gathered for lunch on Sunday to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sr Elizabeth Bradley.  Celebrating with her was Sr Ursula Clarke who was Novice Mistress in Blackrock when Elizabeth entered the Community having been at school i...


  • Celebrating our Foundation Day

    Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 On this day, the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, the first 28 Ursulines signed the Book of the Company in the presence of our foundress Saint Angela Merici,  This day was chosen by Angela because it was the feast of Saint Catherine who was one of ...


  • Remembering Sr Paula Hennessy RIP

    Monday, 24th November, 2014 The sad news of Sr Paula Hennessy's death on Tuesday, October 14 evoked expressions of genuine grief from all who knew her. Friends, former colleagues and neighbours came to pay their respects to a lady, whose cheerful nature, positive spirit and kindly c...


  • Explore Away

    Friday, 21st November, 2014 Explore Away is a discernment opportunity for young people who would like to spend time with similar minded young Catholics who feel called to religious life or priesthood.  The programme takes place over five residential weekends and is facilitated by a ...


  • Saint Ursula's Day

    Monday, 20th October, 2014 On October 21st Ursuline Sisters across the globe celebrate the feast day of Saint Ursula, the Virgin Martyr chosen by Saint Angela Merici to be the Patroness of her Company.  Today we ask God's blessing on Ursuline Sisters and those to whom they minister...


  • Sr Paula Hennessy RIP

    Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sr Paula Hennessy of Ursuline Convent, Saint Mary's, Waterford this morning.  May her gentle soul rest in peace. Funeral arrangements: Reposing in the Convent Chapel, Saint Mary's, Ursuline Conve...


  • Golden Day in Cork

    Monday, 13th October, 2014 This weekend Sr Anne O'Dwyer of our Blackrock community in Cork celebrated her Golden Jubilee of her Religious Profession as an Ursuline Sister.   Originally from Ballyclerihan in County Tipperary, Anne entered the Ursuline Sisters in Thurles and taught i...


  • Silent Retreat at Ard Chiarain

    Monday, 06th October, 2014 This Silent Retreat will include: the welcoming prayer...consent on the go...a companion to centering prayer. Presented by Sr Fionnula Quinn OP  from Friday 14th November 4:30pm to 7:00pm and Saturday 15th November 9:30am to 4:30pm Cost:  25 euro to...


  • Angela Merici and the Family

    Wednesday, 01st October, 2014 As Pope Francis opens the Synod on the Family in Rome on Sunday 5th October we recall the founding vision of Angela Merici that women would be at the heart of the family bringing Christian values to bear in the life of every family and thereby into the wi...


  • Diamond Jubilee celebrations

    Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 Sr Rosemary of our Saint Mary's community in Waterford, a native of Athenry in Co Galway, recently celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession.  She was joined by her sister Dolores, and sisters from the three communities in Waterford for Mass ...


  • Old friends reunited

    Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 This summer the community at Saint Mary's in Waterford once again welcomed home Sr May O'Hanlon who entered the Ursuline Sisters in Waterford and having answered the call to go to Canada on mission eventually chose to remain in Canada and joined the Chath...


  • Waterford Sisters walk for the St Vincent de Paul

    Monday, 15th September, 2014 Members of our three Ursuline communities in Waterford yesterday took part in the Walk for Hope in Lismore hosted by the Waterford region of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.   Some of the Sisters are actively involved in the society and its outreach to ...


  • Feast of Saint Ciaran of Clonmacnoise

    Tuesday, 09th September, 2014 Today in Ireland we celebrate the feast of Saint Ciaran of Clonmacnoise.  We invite you to visit our House of Prayer in Shannonbridge. a short distance from Clonmacniose, where our oratory is open daily for you to come and spend some time in quiet prayer ...


  • Sr Patricia celebrates her Golden Jubilee

    Monday, 01st September, 2014 On Thursday 28th August Sr Patricia Mulcahy invited family, friends, colleagues and Ursuline Sisters to join with her in celebrating the Golden Jubilee of her Profession as an Ursuline Sister.  The highlight was the celebration of Eucharist by Fr James Sh...


  • Professions in Kenya

    Monday, 18th August, 2014 On Friday 15th August in Karen, Nairobi, two young women Emily Awor Omondi and Faith Nyambura Kamau were professed into the Ursuline way of life.  They were joined by their Ursuline Sisters and families for a joyful and deeply moving Eucharistic Celebrati...


  • Visiting Brecon

    Monday, 18th August, 2014 I went to Brecon recently. It was a most fulfilling time as I renewed acquaintances, visited old haunts, enjoyed an evening of music at the jazz festival  and attended Songs of Praise in the Plough Church. Sr  Bonaventure was as usual a source of continue...


  • Congratulations to our 2014 Jubilarians

    Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 This year sees six of our sisters celebrate significant milestones in their religious life as Ursuline Sisters.  We rejoice with them and ask God's continued blessing on them in their and lives and ministries. Diamond Jubilees: Sr Rosemary - Saint M...


  • Ursuline Assembly 2014 in Ireland

    Tuesday, 29th July, 2014 Last weekend 36 Ursuline Sisters living in Ireland and Wales gathered in Athlone for their assembly taking the theme: Vision into the Future.  The weekend meetings saw the sisters discuss how to plan towards the future of the Congregation in Ireland and W...


  • One day retreats at Ard Chiarain

    Friday, 27th June, 2014 In late summer the sisters at Ard Chiarain, our Ursuline Prayer Centre in Shannonbridge are offering one day retreats: Pilgrimage at Clonmacnois:  Saturday 23rd August with Sr Marie Connolly from 2:00pm to 5:00pm Praying the Scriptures through Music...


  • Cork and Ross Young Adults in Lourdes

    Thursday, 26th June, 2014 From June 11th to 16th Sr Karen, a member of our Blackrock community led a group of 42 young adults to Lourdes as part of the Cork and Ross diocesan pilgrimage.  The young adults participated in a programme "come and see & be  a helping hand" which sa...


  • Summer Retreats at Ard Chiarain

    Thursday, 19th June, 2014 Still looking for a place of quiet and peace for a few days during the summer months? The Ursuline Sisters in our House of Prayer in Shannonbridge are offering the following retreats: July 7th to 14th:  Directed retreat with Sr Moya Hegarty osu J...


  • Vocations Sunday 2014

    Monday, 05th May, 2014 Please join with us in praying for vocations to our Ursuline way of life on the 2014 world wide day of prayer for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. if you are interested in finding out more about our Ursuline way of life take a look at ou...


  • A new Ursuline Saint

    Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 We rejoice with Ursuline Sisters across the world, and especially our sisters of the Canadian Union, as on 3rd April 2014 Pope Francis signed the decree declaring Marie of the Incarnation, a saint.  She is one of three saints considered founders of the Ch...


  • Requiescat in Pace

    Wednesday, 09th April, 2014 It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sr Breda Mullins (Sr Mary of the Incarnation) on Tuesday 8th April, 2014 of Ursuline Community, Sandyford, Dublin, who previously ministered in Columbus, Georgia, USA and Blackrock, C0rk. Her removal w...


  • Walking the Labyrinth

    Tuesday, 08th April, 2014 On the 14th and 15th of March at Ard Chiarain, Shannonbridge the Confirmation classes came for an afternoon of prayer and reflection in preparation for receiving the sacrament in their local parish.  As part of the session the children were introduced to ...


  • Professions

    Saturday, 25th January, 2014 Final Profession   There were great celebrations in Kitale, Kenya on December 7, 2013 when Sr. Winfridah Akumu Onyango made final commitment as an Ursuline. She was joined by her Ursuline sisters and by her family and friends. Bishop Mauric...


  • Celebrating with the Presentation Sisters: Venerable Nano Nagle

    Saturday, 14th December, 2013 It was with great joy that the Presentation Sisters shared with us the good news that Nano Nagle was declared Venerable by Pope Francis on 31 October 2013. To celebrate this joyous event we were delighted to join with the Presentation Sisters in their ce...


  • 50th Anniversary of Ursuline Sisters in Cabinteely

    Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 On August 29th 2013 the Ursuline Sisters celebrated their 50th Anniversary of coming to Kilbogget House, Cabinteely. In 1963 the Ursuline Sisters of Waterford had come at the request of the then Archbishop , Dr. JC Mc Quaid to open a Day School in Kilbogg...


  • Ursuline Network Gathering 2013

    Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 The Ursuline Network had a day exploring the fascinating woman, Catherine of Alexandria, on the theme of "Inspiration for Angela Merici, Inspiration for us". The day was led with infectious enthusiasm by Moya Hegarty osu on Saturday, October 12 in Wynn’s...


  • Special celebrations at St Angela’s, Waterford

    Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 Two special events were celebrated in St Angela’s recently. One was the official opening of the school’s new building, named Merici in honour of St Angela. The other was the moving celebration of entrusting the future care of the Ursuline charism in the s...