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Welcome to Ursuline Sisters of Chatham

We are Ursuline Sisters, a community of committed women religious striving to respond in meaningful ways to the challenge of the Gospel. Strengthened by God’s steadfast love and inspired by our founder, St. Angela Merici, we seek to deepen our relationships with God, others and all creation.

About The Ursuline Sisters Chatham

Our Focus

Contemplatives In Action

Nourished by our relationship with the Divine, the Holy One who calls us by name, we are energized and empowered to reach out in compassion to all God’s people and to our vulnerable Earth.

Pilgrims In Service

We respond with flexibility to the needs of our time, continually seeking out new ways to be with others in a spirit of mutuality. We explore innovative ways to engage in prayer and service.

United In Our Quest

Attentive to the Spirit’s voice in our hearts, impelled by Gospel values and in tender compassion for all God’s creation, we open ourselves to the Divine Mystery manifested in our daily lives.

We Are Justice Seekers

With a particular focus on the needs of women and girls, we work together and collaborate with people of good will to advocate and assist those who are vulnerable including our fragile Earth.

Spiritual Reflections

Foundress Day 2023

Dear Sisters and Friends, It's always a pleasure to have an occasion to send you greetings! As you know, we in the Leadership Circle invite someone from among you to offer a reflection on these special days, and this time Sister Marie-Anne has graciously done so. Thanks Marie-Anne! May your insightful words Inspire us to think and act anew, as did St. Angela, and our own Chatham foundress, Mother Xavie...

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Mother Xavier May 9th, 2023

Dear Sisters and Friends, Greetings on this historic day! May Mother Xavier's spirit of courage and service, contemplation and community inspire us anew this day. We are delighted that Karen Kirkwood Whyte, who has been associated with us for many years now, kindly accepted our invitation to provide a reflection to honor our Chatham Foundress,  Mother Xavier. Thank you Karen! We know you will find Kare...

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Easter 2023

Dear Sisters and Friends, We invite you to ponder the beautiful and challenging reflection Eileen has prepared for our Easter meditation. Thank you Eileen! May we all know the joy, hope and peace which Easter brings. Leadership Circle Easter Reflection 2023 “Exult, heavenly powers! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Rejoice, O Earth in shining splendor, radiant i...

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