Ursulines of the Roman Union

Ursulines de l'Union Romaine
Orsoline dell'Unione Romana

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1535-11-25 Brescia Italy


25 Nov 1535, Brescia (Italy), by St Angela Merici as Company of St Ursula. Renamed Order of St Ursula 1612, following Council of Trent. Approved 1544 by Pope Paul III; final approbation 1618 by Pope Paul V. Several independent congregations developed, all calling themselves Ursulines. Restructured 15 Nov 1900, Rome (Italy), by Mother St Julien following instructions from Pope Leo XIII, under current name as a Rome-based union of Ursulines worldwide. Some congregations remained outside the union. Constitution approved 1903. Also known as Roman Union of the Order of St Ursula -- Union Romeine de l'Ordre de Sainte Ursule -- Unione Romana dell'Ordine di Santa Orsola.


Serve by contemplation, education especially of youth, parish activities, catechesis and foreign missions.

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