Sister Elisa Ryan, OSUOn behalf of the Ursuline Sisters of the U.S. provinces—Central, East and West—we welcome you. Founded by St. Angela Merici in Brescia, Italy in 1535, the Ursulines were the first women religious to serve in North America, arriving in Canada in 1639 and in New Orleans in 1727.

We are members of a worldwide community whose lives and mission are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus and the spirit of our foundress. We are grounded and empowered by our relationships with God and one another, in prayer and community, seeking always to be a compassionate, reconciling presence of God in our world.

To learn more about who we are and how we serve, go to Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province and Ursuline Sisters of the Eastern Province.

We would love to share something with you about Ursuline life today. Please let us know how we can help you as you discern God’s call in your life.

Sister Elisa Ryan, OSU
353 S. Sappington Road
St. Louis, MO 63122