Contemplating our path


The reflections on our Ursuline story

It is not enough to begin,
if one does not also persevere



We are Easter People,
and Alleluia is our Song

Like Mary,
our hopes are often limited
by what we have previously experienced.
Resurrection hope is limitless, boundless,
allows for life beyond our imaginings.



Celebrating Incarnation

The Word is made flesh,
and does live among us,
we see and hear this Word,
full of grace and truth.
We are gifted, we are blessed,
and we are profoundly grateful.
And that is worth celebrating.



This last week of November offers an important moment of reflection for us as Ursulines of the Roman Union. The special days during this week provide the opportunity to consider again the gifts that we have received because we are daughters of St Angela, women of her Company, and members of the Roman Union – this Global Community.



From time to time I stand on the terrace here at the Generalate and watch as the sun sets on the day. I did this recently, in the evening of the summer solstice, 20th June, when the sunset lasted for almost 40 minutes. It was as if the sun did not want to disappear that night!  As I allowed myself to be absorbed in the beauty of the subtly changing colors, I knew that on the other side of the globe, this same sun would soon rise on a mid-winter day in Australia.



Have faith and firm hope that God will assist you in everything

These are unprecedented times, indeed. In the midst of the world-wide pandemic of Covid-19, we are aware, in a most unexpected way, of our reality as a Global Community moving into New Life.



The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.     (Lao Tzu)

It is a little over a month since the members of the new General Council joined with me to begin our work together here in Rome. 
It is timely that this first circular coincides with our celebration of the Feast of Angela Merici. As we set out on this new phase of our life together as Ursulines of the Roman Union, we remember Angela …