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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

Mother Xavier May 9th, 2022


May 9, 2022 “Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty, Hearts that longeth for Thy rest, Soul that asketh understanding, only thus can you be blest. Through the vastness of creation though your restless heart may roam, God is all that you may long for, God is all (His) creatures’ home.” This verse from a beloved hymn byJanet Erskine Stuart, speaks to the person of Mother Xavier, foundress of the Chatham Ursulin...

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Easter 2022


AN EARLY EASTER 2022 Dear Sisters and friends, Resurrection joy surprised me as it sneaked into my prayer on the third day of Lent when I prayed, “Fill me with joy and gladness and give me again the joy of your salvation” (Psalm 51) and “May the holy tent be rebuilt in me with joy” (Canticle of Tobit), and the prayer request, “May the light of Easter joy encourage me in the way of discipleship.” As I w...

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Celebrating St. Angela Merici - Jan. 27th, 2022


Dear Sisters and Friends, Happy Feast Day!  Let us rejoice and be glad today as we celebrate St. Angela, woman of great promises. As we find refuge in her Beloved and ours,  let us trust and cherish one another. May Angela instil confidence and boldness in us as we journey together in a time not unlike her own. We thank Sr. Diane for her reflection Angela’s Promise.  Happy Feast Day Everyone, Marian fo...

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