Catholic Pocket Dictionary – Ursulines


This teaching order was founded by Saint Angela Merici, of Brescia, Italy, in 1537. The objects of their institution is to nurse the sick, teach young girls, and sanctify their own lives. It was known as the Congregation of Saint Ursula. A bull of Paul III (1544) confirmed the title.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “Ursulines”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>