If a life of prayer and service within a community resonates with your inner desire for a meaningful life dedicated to God as Jesus revealed God, and in service of others as Jesus lived, here are some steps to take in order to satisfy your questions about the Ursuline way of living that dedication.
For an introduction to the Ursulines, scan the Web pages listed on the menu to the left: Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Pray.
The Web page called Vocation of a Consecrated Life explains the stages of initiation into the life of an Ursuline.
In the Gospel Jesus chose disciples “who would be with him and be sent.” Prayer is time with Jesus that motivates where to be sent in our ministries of service. Ursuline life is rooted in prayer, and the period of initiation into this life guides development in prayer and your spiritual life leading to the joyful fulfillment of service to others.
A first step in your quest is to make contact with Sr. Jean Hopman, osu, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sr. Elisa Ryan, osu, at email@example.com at the National Vocation Office for the Ursulines of the Roman Union- United States Provinces.
They will answer your questions and ask you about yourself. From there they will suggest ways for you to proceed in your search for a dedicated life by meeting Ursulines, developing spiritual insight into the nature of your vocation, and assisting in your decision making about your future.
As you respond to the invitation of the Holy Spirit, you will experience those gifts that the Spirit gives to keep you true to your response to God: love, joy, peace, patience. And that will lead you to the next steps.