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Ursulines of Mary Immaculate Piacenza

Blessed M. Brigida Morello

The Congregation of the “Ursulines of Mary Immaculate of Piacenza” was founded by Blessed Brigida Morello of Jesus in 1649 at Piacenza, in Northern Italy. Brigida was a prophet of her times as she responded to the needs of an age where materialism and power had influenced even the Christian doctrine and faith adversely. With a small band of women, moved by the love of God, she pioneered the formal education of women, preparing them to love God and to become true Christian Mothers.

The Charism left by Brigida can be summed up in: “Identification with Christ Crucified and Risen”.

She is always portrayed with a Crucifix in her hand implying that following Jesus Crucified is the only way to holiness. Her Christo-centric spirituality stemmed from her contemplation of the Mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Saviour, from her love of Jesus in the Eucharist and from her tender devotion to Mother Mary, the Immaculate. A precious heritage indeed!

We, as Ursulines, daughters of Blessed Brigida, live our consecration to the Lord and carry out the mission entrusted to us by the Church, living in communities where we find space to pray, think, plan and work in a style of hospitality, reciprocity, mutual caring and on a path of ‘life-long’ learning.

Our Mission as Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, wherever we are, rooted in the inherited Charism, consists of, participation in the mission of the Church, desirous of establishing God’s Kingdom in human society, through the evangelical witness of our life and through the promotion of God’s justice, peace and love for all people.

Today, we identify ourselves with the suffering humanity: the sick, the marginalized, the illiterate, the oppressed and especially with women and children. We give our service through the ministries of education, of healing and in socio-pastoral activities.

Following in the footsteps of the Foundress, who instructed us to take Mary as the perfect model of the spiritual and apostolic life, we imitate Her zeal and eagerness to help our neighbor. (Const. art. 90)

Our Spirituality

Blessed Brigida of Jesus’ spirituality, born of a profound God consciousness, draws inspiration from the Ignatian spirituality, being ‘contemplative in action’. She is always portrayed holding a Crucifix in her hand; in her exhortations to her daughters she never failed to recommend contemplation of Jesus Crucified as the basic characteristic of our spirituality. She used …

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Congratulations to Sr.Yvonne De Lima Fernandes

With great joy and gratitude to God we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Yvonne D’ Lima, the Superior of Brazil Delegation on 16th September 2019. The Eucharistic celebration officiated by the Bishop of Calicut Most Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakalakal was very meaningful and enriching. He appreciated the commitment and the missionary spirit of Sr. …

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Enlarged General Council Meet 10th – 13th September 2019, Rome

Enlarged  General Council Meet 10th – 13th September 2019, Rome An Enlarged General Council meet was held at the Casa Generalizia, Rome, from 10th -13th September 2019. There were 26 participants from the Italian Province, the 4 Indian Provinces, from the Delegation of Brazil and the African Mission . Sr. Elvira, the Superior General welcomed the participants …

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With grateful hearts to the Bishop of Allahabad.

We were very happy to welcome Most Rev. Raphy Manjali, Bishop of Allahabad diocese accompanied by Monsignor Santiago and Fr. Ronald of Allahabad diocese in our Generalate house Rome on 10th Nov 2018. His short visit was a blessing and an enriching experience for all of us. Our fellowship meal with him was a relaxed …

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An appreciation and thanks to our Chaplain Rev. Fr. Alfredo Gonsalvez

“ saying thank you, or offering other words of appreciation, along with sincere compliments and other grateful or kind words are the best way to fortify relationships.” Chris Johnston. With grateful hearts we bid farewell to our Chaplain Rev. Fr. Alfredo Gonsalvez, the Vicar General of Scalabrini Fathers, on for journeying with us spiritually by …

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