The Ursuline Charism

Women of Faith: The Ursuline Charism

The Ursuline Sisters’ history begins with St. Angela Merici, who began her Company of St. Ursula in the 1530s in Italy. A few hundred years later, another visionary woman, Sr. Julia Chatfield, brought the Ursuline Sisters to Brown County, Ohio. They would go on to found Ursuline Academy in 1896.

The Sisters’ vision and charism lives on in all that we do today. As an Ursuline community, we are women of deep faith with a strong belief in the development of the whole person and a focus on the individual.

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