At the heart of Ursuline life is community. Together we pray, minister, and welcome guests and friends. We are at home with each other and with God.
The current motherhouse, a 250,000-square-foot building opened in 1955, was designed as living space for 200 sisters and now houses 70. A beloved but no longer suitable space in which to live community life, its $1 million in annual maintenance costs are simply not sustainable in the long run. The building, a sprawling complex with long corridors and aging mechanical systems, continues to drain resources that could be dedicated to ministries.
Our new Ursuline Residence will provide appropriate and safe space for sisters to live together and continue to minister as they are able. The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland will invest funds from the sale of a portion of the community-owned property, but will need the generous support of those who have known the special care, education, and friendship of the sisters.
Build a residence that supports Ursuline life and ministry for today but is sustainable and adaptable in the future. this will allow us to: