Celebrating our foundation day

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 Angela Merici invited the first 28 members of the Company of Saint Ursula signed the Book of the Company, in Bresica, Italy  - thereby making their commitment to live a life of virginity, given to God in the service of the Gospel.  Over the centuries women have committed to following the vision and inspiration of Angela Merici and her first companions, though as life has changed the way of life has adapted to the many different forms of Ursuline life we see today.

Today we give thanks for Angela and her founding vision, for the first group of women who chose to follow her rule, counsels and testament and for all who have continued to commit to the Ursuline way of life since 1535.  Let us remember one another in prayer and ask that the Lord will continue to call  women to join us to keep alive Angela’s vision for life…