We, the Ursulines of Prelate, in the spirit of St. Angela Merici, participate in the mission of Jesus.  Angela's charism, 'contemplation in action', is lived out in our ministry of "educating for life."  As prophetic women of hope, we witness to God's covenant of love by our faith and commitment.  We build up God's Reign by prayer and work through: spiritual and professional leadership; our educational ministry; our development of lay leadership; our social justice involvement; our ministry with families, women, the aged, poor and needy, our response to the needs of the church and society as they arise; our service within the congregation.