Following Saint Angela Merici’s lead…

Where Angela Has Led Us— by Sister Marie William Blyth,osu

Saint Angela, native Italian,
but also a world-wide citizen,
has led us and even now still leads.
Her daughters and sons from every land
follow her to many frontiers.
Her call to meet the needs of the times,
still re-echoes to our present day.

She ever challenged the status quo,
far-sighted in Renaissance time.
Obstacles of church and society
were met and handled with steadfast faith,
a virtue passed on to each of us.
No matter the circumstance or place,
Ursulines follow in her footsteps.

Foundations, missions are everywhere,
her charism spreading the message.
Sisters, Associates, laity
exemplify her deep faithfulness.
Whether we live east, west, north or south,
we are enveloped in her spirit
and give glory to God alone.

Rejoice, for we are highly favored
to be part of such a family.
This legacy is a rare treasure
to be shared with every generation.
all who have gone before urge us on.
Hear her call now to find ways and means
to lead others to this heritage.