Happy 486th Birthday
November 25th, 1535, was the official start date of the Company of S. Ursula, when St. Angela gathered with her young women to begin a legacy that has lasted centuries. For the last 21 years, the Ursulines of Bruno and the Ursulines of Prelate have gathered on this day to celebrate, to reflect and share. Once again, due to COVID the meeting took place via Zoom. About 20 people took part in the session which started with a prayer and then went on to a presentation entitled, "Called to Be Saints." A bit of background was given about what needs to be apparent to become a saint: like the four cardinal virtues of prudence, temperance, fortitude and justice as well as the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Four contemporary Ursulines, one a saint, two blessed, were introduced to show that ordinary people can do ordinary things in extra-ordinary ways to become saints. The participants were then invited to think of Ursulines they had known and who inspired them, perhaps uncanonized saints, and to share their thoughts.