Sunday, November 25, is the 483rd anniversary of the foundation of the Ursulines by St. Angela Merici. This gentle, holy, Italian woman had the courage and “Spirit” to begin a new way for women to give their lives to God while remaining engaged with the people and needs of their day.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and Foundation Day shortly after, I am mindful of the many Ursulines I’ve encountered in recent months—only a “sampling” of the wonderful sisters who live out Angela’s charism today. Added to this group are the many, many committed colleagues who share Angela’s legacy and spirit with us: co-workers in ministry, associates, alums and friends. We are blessed! Thank you, God, for our long history. Thank you, for the sisterhood we share with so many today!