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Ursuline Sisters in Ministry

A fine group of friends of the Ursulines enjoyed a good old Summertime Tea at St. Ursula Center, Blue Point. The highlight of the afternoon was a graphic history of the area dating back to 1914 given by Gene Horton the well known local historian and long time friend of the Sisters.

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U.S. Province Weekend

June 27-29, 2014

The Sisters and Associates spent time in prayer and study preparing for the Congregations' General Chapter to be held in Pune, India, October , 2014. Pictured below are the delegates to the Chapter.

Srs.Mary Elizabeth Preston, Mary Ellen Theriault, Helen Chasse, Catherine Talia, Meghan McArdle.

Our Ursuline Associates renewed their Covenants at the Saturday evening Liturgy.

The weekend concluded with the Sisters gathering and celebrating with those who have been supporting our lives and ministries over the years.

Our Donor Appreciation Luncheon, June 29, 2014 at St. Ursula Center, Blue Point, NY

Our sincere thanks, appreciation and remembrance in prayer for your love, friendship and support of the Sisters.

The Ursuline Sisters held the 7th Annual Golf Tournament,


on Monday June 23, 2014 at the Knollwood Country Club, Elmsford, NY.

Many participated in this worthy cause which was for the support of the sisters in retirement and all had a delightful day.

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The annual Fall Luncheon for the support of the sisters was well attended and enjoyed by all. We appreciate and thank all who were a part of the wonderful event.

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On Sunday, June 30, 2013 a Retirement Celebration was held at Our Lady of Victory Parish, West Haven, Ct.

Sisters, parishioners and former students gathered to honor and thank

Sr. Denise Farrands

for her 44 Years of dedicated teaching in the Parish Elementary School.

Thank You Sister for all you have been for God's children and may you continue to in your new role of service.
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Luncheon honoring Sr. Regina Delaney, (Sr.Immaculata), May 25, 2013

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On June 3rd., 2013 a Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of Sr. Regina's retirement was celebrated at Nativity BVM Church.

Parents, faculty and students participated in the event reflecting on Sister's many years of dedicated service.

Celebrating a Milestone

The Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk celebrated their 85th anniversary here in the United States Province.Many who will visit these pages have shared part of this journey with the sisters while others will experience the Ursulines for the first time by spending a little of their time reading and viewing this site. Let us take you back in time to where and how the journey began.

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On June 23, 2012 the Sisters and Associates participated in a Liturgy celebrating the acceptance of a new

Associate Member, Maureen Fulford and the renewal of the Associates' Covenants.

Mass was followesd by a delightful dinner in St. Ursula Center.

Congratulations, Maureen !

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On Saturday, May 19th 2012 The Nativity BVM Alumni Association held a Luncheon honoring

Sr. Marguerite Torre's 60th Anniversary as an Ursuline Sister.

It was a delightful afternoon shared by former graduates and their former teachers.

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We invited the Spa Night Practitioners and Volunteers to join the Sisters for tea on:

Sunday, April 15, 2012


St. Ursula Center.

The Sisters had the opportunity to thank them for their hard work and enjoy a delightful afternoon with them.

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September 4, 2011

Winnie Valcancick, an Associate Member of the Ursulines, celebrated with family,sisters and associates as she professed private vows of consecration. A very moving ceremony was followed by an enjoyable gathering of all present.


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August 20, 2011

Under the direction of Liz Wilson and her wonderful group of Volunteers, the Sisters benefitted from a

Tag Sale on the grounds of St. Ursula Center, Blue Point, NY.

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Our Lady of Victory School, West Haven, CT,celebrated its Sixth Annual Viking Honoree Mass and Dinner on February 19, 2011. The following individuals received the Fr. Thomas J. McMahon Distinguished Service Award: Alumni: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mahon Past Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Martin Pitoniak Faculty: Sister Laurentine Morgan, OSU These individuals have brought their time, talent, dedication and commitment to Our Lady of Victory parish family, affording us the privilege of celebrating over 40 years of excellence in education. This is the highest honor Our Lady of Victory Parish bestows.

During the summer of 2011, Sr. Jane visited our sisters in Congo to teach adults and children language skills.Click on the banner to read her complete account and enjoy the pictures below.

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During the month of February 2011, Sr. Jane Quinlan worked with a volunteer team to build a house in the Dominican Republic.

Pictured with Sr. and the children is the co-founder of the Program


On October 15,2011 Sisters, families and friends gathered in Blue Point to celebrate the Jubilees of Srs: Carmel Ruth, Mary Joan of Arc Spelman, Marguerite Torre, Helen Chasse, Mary Anne Sheehan

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On Sept.11, 2010 Sisters, Associates and friends gathered together to celebrate liturgy and refreshments commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Sisters' arrival in Blue Point in 1935.

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Created by Hope Motreuil, Development Coordinator, pictured with Sr. Meghan McArdle

The Sisters gathered together in Blue Point expressing heartfelt appreciation to their many benefactors who have shared their time, talents and resources for the sisters over the years.

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Sr. Helen Chasse

Sr. Helen, Director of Tabor Retreat Center, has been chosen WOMAN OF THE YEAR by the Zonta International organization.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The award will be presented in March, 2009.

On Sept. 13,2009 the Sisters, Associates and friends gathered together at Nativity BVM Church, Ozone Park, NY to participate in a Liturgy celebrating their 85th Anniversary.

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On Sunday May 2, 2010 the Sisters continued their 85th Anniversary Celebration with a Cocktail Reception at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, NY

A special tribute was given to the Honorees, Patrick and Breeda Connolly, lifelong supporters of the Sisters, who reflected on what they, their children and grandchildren have received from the Sisters as members of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Howard Beach, NY.

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Pat and Breeda

The Ursuline Associate Team hosted a Come and See Tea in Oxford CT. About 30 men and women attended from West Haven, Meriden, Oxford and Danbury.

The purpose of the gathering was to acquaint the group with St. Angela Merici as a woman for all times.

The group listened attentively as sisters and associates spoke of their personal convictions and love of Angela.

Slides, prayer and a social rounded out the afternoon.

A "Second Look" took place in November 2009.


Sr. Jane Quinlan  Sr. Elizabeth Preston

On January 24,2009,Sisters and Associates gathered in celebration and prayer as they renewed their commitment to the values and counsels of their foundress, St. Angela on whose feast they celebrated.




Sister Valerie Heinonen, working for Social Justice in the Corporate arena, as featured in The Washington Post, June 2, 2007. Congratulations on your work and dedication to such a worthy undertaking...

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Sister Joanne Callahan, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Rockville Center was in attendance when Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Nations Catholic Educators in Washington, D.C..
Click on her picture to read the Address and Sisters comments as it appeared in Newsday, April 17, 2008


Congratulations! to Sister Joanne Callahan

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Diocese of Rockville Centre honored:

Sister Joanne Callahan, OSU

for enfleshing the charism of your congregation and enriching the faith of the people of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In presenting the Award to Sister Joanne, Brother James McVeigh, OSF, Vicar for Religious, said, "we honor you for your leadership role in Catholic education through the years and in particular as Superintendent of Schools. In your ministry and your life, Joanne, you witness the gospel by enfleshing the spirit of St. Angela Merici."

Thank you and Congratulations!

Sr. Catherine Talia,

teaching English as a second language to her class of 26 students at the Maura Clarke/Ita Ford Center in Bushwick, Bklyn.

The Center has been in operation for 15 years providing this service to all who wish to become proficient in a second language.


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A mile stone was celebrated by our ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. Visit their page found on the MAIN TABLE.

During a recent Chapter of Elections which took place in April, 2010 the Sisters chose a Provincial, and three Councillors.Celebrate the results by visiting the LEADERSHIP PAGE on the table.



On Sept.26, 2009 the Nativity BVM Alumni Association held a "mini" fundraiser for the benefit of the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund. It was an afternoon of Bocce Ball, refreshments, raffles, good weather and lots of fun

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Srs.Sheila Molloy, Mary Lou Tressy, Mary Elizabeth Preston
Srs.Ursula Leibold, Patricia Crowe
Srs. Monica Kevin, Margaret Golub, James Francis McDonnell
Srs. Judith O'Connor, Jane Quinlan, Mary Schramm

Sr. Margaret Mary Feahilly, Sr. Jean Redigan, Sr Geraldine Conklin and Sr. Barbara Gooding :

On October 16,2010 Sisters, families and friends gathered in Blue Point to celebrate the Jubilees of Srs: Cecilia Moloughney, Teresita Catalano, Mary James Fox, Mary Grace Hodnett, Denise Farrands, Bridget Olwell, Agnes Seebach, and Alice Traynor

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In May and June of 2003 our Ursuline family celebrated the Profession of Vows by Srs. Edith Menegus and Meghan McArdle. Join with us as you view their Celebrations.

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Focusing on ...Sister Mary John O'Rourke, April,2006 and October, 2008's most recent award for outstanding achievement

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Sr.Margaret O'Brien

Sr.Joanne Callahan



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