Landing at New Orleans_2photo (4)Our regular readers are aware of the long history that Ursuline Sisters have in New Orleans. With the exception of a few months following Hurricane Katrina, Ursulines have ministered in the Crescent City for 288 years. This painting depicts the landing of the first Sisters who arrived from France in 1727.

As you read this post, Ursulines are once again travelling to New Orleans. Sisters and our colleagues from Alaska, California, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New York, Texas and Rome, Italy are travelling by land and air to New Orleans for our Ursuline Gathering—The Company of Angela: Mission for These Times. We’ll reflect together on St. Angela’s charism and how we are called to live our mission in these times, responding to the needs of our fractured world.

We chose to gather in New Orleans to immerse ourselves in our Ursuline history, but also to claim the virtues of vision, courage, innovation, discernment and risk-taking of those first Ursuline pioneers. We invite all our readers to join us in spirit as we gather to listen, pray, discern, meet old friends, build new relationships, and rejoice together in the spirit of St. Angela.