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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 …

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Foundation

  We recognize the Foundress of our Congregation – the URSULINES OF MARY IMMACULATE in the person of Brigida Morello. She was born on 17th June, 1610 in a little town near Rapallo, Italy. From her very early days little Brigida showed an uncommon bent towards religious and pious practices and devoted herself to them …

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Foundress

  Brigida Morello was born on 17th June 1610 at San Michele of Pagana, near Rapallo, Genova province; her parents were Nicolò and Lavinia Borzese.From her early childhood she was endowed with special graces and grew with a constant vocation to holiness. Obedience to her parents, in 1633 she married Matteo Zancani of Salsomaggiore, but …

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St. Ursula and the Ursulines

Our Foundress, Blessed Brigida Morello of Jesus, a mystic and a prophet of predilection, was a pioneer in her own right when she founded an Institute, with the aim of educating young ‘girls’ of the city of Piacenza and named it “House of St. Ursula”. It was a great innovation, because, at the time, women …

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Generalate House

 History of the Generalate The Mother-House at Piacenza was the seat of the Superior General, called Prioress at the time of foundation, till the year 1993. When the Institute/Congregation was re-organized into Provinces, in 1988, it became necessary to have a separate Generalate House for better administration. The Indian Delegation became a Province in 1985. …

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Growth of the Mission/Institute

While the historical, socio-political conditions of the time, imposed many restrictions on women religious, leaving them no possibilities of engaging in activities outside the precincts of the convent walls, the Foundress was filled with missionary zeal which she forcefully transmitted to her daughters. She used to say: “I wish I were a man so I …

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Ursulines of Mary Immaculate Piacenza

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 …

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