The Ursuline Associates are Christian women and men who, within their own state in life, join with Ursulines in prayer, mutual support, and service.
Together they seek to deepen their lives of prayer and service as followers of Jesus in the spirit of St. Angela Merici.
Angela offered a new expression of dedication to Christ within the heart of society. In the sixteenth century, she lived in a time of political turmoil and international conflict, a time of profound social change and of questions of meaning, like ours in the twenty-first century.
Her response was to root herself in prayer that the life and works of Jesus would transform her and impel her to works on behalf of those around her who were in need.
She was a discerning and realistic woman who understood, through the prism of love, the human heart and the influence of society. Thus she was able to bring peace and reconciliation to individuals, families, and political leaders. She expressed the kindness of Jesus by sharing with men and women of her society in care for the sick, instruction for those who needed knowledge about their faith, and guidance for others in their spiritual journey.
The Ursuline Associates share in that tradition and mission of the companions of St. Angela as it has been transmitted over five hundred years through the Ursulines who inherited her spiritual legacy and strive to embody it in their lives.
The Associates program consists of regular meetings of Associates and Ursulines, days of prayer, gatherings with the local Ursuline community, and membership
in the North American Conference of Associates and Religious.
For further information about the Ursuline Associates, contact:
The Ursuline Associates Program
1338 North Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10804-2121