of Tildonk, U.S. Province

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Ursuline Sisters in Ministry

Celebrating a Milestone

Many who will visit these pages have shared the sisters' journey 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.

LEADERSHIP- 2010-2016

The entries that now follow contain the more recent events in our lives and our ministries.

Ursuline Mother House for 83 Years
On Sunday, Dec.3rd. many friends gathered with the sisters in Blue Point to share an Open House as we prepare through necessity to sell what has been our home since 1935. We look forward to their continued support and friendship.
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On October 1,2017 the Sisters celebrated their annual luncheon at the Strathmore Country Club Manhasset,NY
The Honorees were Sr.Ann McHugh, Jennie Cuilwik and Tom Von Essen

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On October 15, 2016 Sisters, Associates, Family and Friends celebrated the 50th Jubilee of Sr. Mary Ellen Theriault, OSU.
A Mass of Thanksgiving was followed by an enjoyable dinner.

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The annual Fall Luncheon for the support of the sisters was held at

The Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club, Manhasset, NY on September 18, 2016.

We were proud to recognize

Sr.Marguerite Torre, osu and Lisa Ihne, Ed.D. as the 2016 Honorees.
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In June 2016 our sisters gathered in Blue Point to elect the Leadership Team for the next five years.The team consists of a Province Leader and three Councilors. The new US Province Leader is Sr. Joanne Callahan pictured with the outgoing Leader, Sr. Catherine Talia. The middle picture features Sr. Edith Menegus with Sr.Bimla Minj, our Ursuline Congregation Leader. The picture on the right is the entire Leadership team with Sr. Edith, Sr. Laurentine Morgan, Sr. Joanne and Sr.Mary Ellen Theriault.

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On July 23,2016, the sisters celebrated the Installation of the Leadership Team (pictured above). Pictured below are the newly elected with family and friends at the reception in Blue Point.

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On May 22,2016 the Sisters joined with Sr. Cecilia, her family and friends to celebrate her 100 years of life. The afternoon featured a prayer service of gratitude and thanksgiving presided over by Bishop John C. Dunne. This was followed by a celebration with music, refreshments and joyful conversation. Happy Birthday, Cecilia and Thank You....
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On April 9th,2016 the Campbell family came from far and wide to celebrate the 90th Birthday of their favorite Sister, Sr. Germaine Campbell, lovingly known to all as "Aunt Ruth". Family and sisters gathered for Mass in the chapel followed by a delicious meal complete with a video presentation of sister's life with her family and her career as an Ursuline. It was just a joyful day shared with a wonderful family.

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It was a pleasure to represent our Ursuline Sisters and join with three other religious communities to give classroom presentations on Religious life to students at Ave Maria Catholic Academy (formerly Our Lady of Grace). I shared many happy memories of a fine school which will always be OLG to me.


Many volunteers and friends participated in the Ursuline Christmas Craft Fair for the benefit of the retired Sisters . It was so encouraging to see the support given by all who appreciate the the lives of the Sisters.....

On October 10, 2015 The Nativity Alumni Association held its Annual Luncheon at Bruno's Restaurant, Howard Beach, NY We wish to thank all the Alumni for their love and support of the Ursuline Sisters and their presence at this enjoyable event.

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The annual Fall Luncheon for the support of the sisters was held at

The Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club, Manhasset, NY on September 20, 2015.

We were proud to recognize

Sr.Regina Delaney, osu and Catherine Stanton as the 2015 Honorees.

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If you would like to consider ways to support the Ursuline Sisters click on the banner. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Our loyal supporters Jennie Cuilwik, Mary and Catherine Stanton are pictured with Sr. Alice as they and many of our friends enjoyed "Spa Night"at St. Ursula Center, Blue Point., March 6th, 2015. Due to the popularity of the event a second evening is scheduled for March 13th.

It is a joy and privilege to thank our dedicated volunteers who tirelessly give of their time and talent contributing to the support of our sisters by organizing various projects throughout the year.

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The annual Fall Luncheon for the support of the sisters was held at

The Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club, Manhasset, NY on September 21, 2014.

We were proud to recognize

Sr.Monica Kevin, osu and Dr. Matthew Hayes as the 2014 Honorees.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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