Society of Saint Ursula

We are an Institute of Saint Ursula of Anne de Xainctonge in the Roman Catholic Church. Anne de Xainctonge founded our Society along with women of the same basic conviction on 16.06.1606 at Dole, Burgundy, in France. We are called “Ursulines” because our first rules were taken from Angela Merici. These rules or as we call them today "constitutions" were adapted to the Ignatian Spirituality.

  • To attain this aim, Anne desired to have companions who would be willing to be conformed to Jesus Christ, to lead a life in union with God and to steep themselves in the truths of the faith. Const.1

  • The same Spirit unites us today to take part in the mission of the Church. Const. 2

In our Society of Saint Ursula of Anne de Xainctonge, the Blessed Virgin Mary has a special place, as she chose us to accompany Jesus Christ. Together, we, the sisters consecrate ourselves to Jesus Christ, who will let us take part in his work of salvation.