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Help us build a future of continued loving service to the people of Greater Cleveland.

Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland

Transforming society through contemplation, justice, and compassion.

ursuline sisters at a glance

146

Total Number of Sisters
66 full time
42 part time
38 retired

53

Current ministry locations throughout Greater Cleveland

76

Median age of sisters

90

Number of parishes and schools where the sisters have served

1850

The year the Ursulines arrived in Cleveland, becoming the first religious order in the city, now having provided continuous service for 167 years

Mary Ann Blakely

Mary Ann Blakely

"How can we participate in a way that honors what Ursulines have done for all of us and honors their continued ability to do their ministry in Northeast Ohio? I think it would be a privilege for everybody to participate in a way that's meaningful to the Ursulines."

– Mary Ann Blakely

Peggy Connell

Peggy Connell

“In my first experience with the Ursulines, I felt their welcoming hospitality. This and their ability to find better ways to do things are the qualities that I most admire about them.”

– Peggy Connell

Jim Connell

Jim Connell

“There is no mystique that distances the Ursuline Sisters from other people. It is so easy to work with them – as they are genuine and right there for you. What’s significant to the Ursulines are the people, the mission, and where they need to be – and I think that is very important.”

– Jim Connell

Martha Booth

Martha Booth

“ As I got to know the Ursulines, I came to realize that they are educators – not just educators in the classroom – but educators in how to live a good spiritual life. That is something I’d like to emulate.”

– Martha Booth