Apostolate

“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. I do not want a church concerned with being at the center and which then ends up by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures”. (Evangelii Gaudium, 49)

In the Old Testament, the phrase ‘I am sending you’ is at the heart of the prophetic calling, which awakened in those called a sense of personal mission.

Jesus the greatest Missionary:

Jesus says: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has anointed me to bring the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (Lk 4:18). Jesus took over this task as His own personal mission.

Ursuline Mission:

Our Foundress Bl. Brigida Morello, was always attentive to the movement of the Holy Spirit and attuned to the  signs of her time to respond prophetically to the mission of the Church. In her moments of deep communion with the Lord and in search of God’s will, she clearly heard the voice, “Come out of your solitude and save souls.”

What is most striking is the prophetic vision of our Foundress, which is clearly projected in the future, giving unquestionable sanction to any  kind of  activity that can  ensure the “good of the neighbour, benefit of the city, and procuring of God’s glory” (cfr. Const Art.2).

The Charism of Bl. Brigida is centered on charity lived in a total gift of self to God and in readiness to serve the neighbour.

Our Spirituality that has been transmitted to us from one generation to the next has to be lived authentically and realistically in this 21st Century. Jesus reminds us, ‘you are the salt of the earth’ (Mt. 5:13) and St. Paul says, ‘Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel’. (1Cor. 9:16)

To make these words of Jesus into a reality, we need the burning desire like St. Paul to have an awareness of the situation of the world with its advancements and setbacks which will make our mission more relevant, effective and fruitful. This urges us to see the world through the eye of a compassionate Jesus, to love the world with the heart of a loving Jesus and to serve the world with the generosity of a humble Jesus.

Education

We the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, inspired by the vision of our Foundress, whose special concern was the education of girls and the liberation of women, esteem education as a very significant apostolate of our Institute. It is a potent means to instruct students in moral values, ensuring quality education that combine spiritual and human formation …

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Healing

“Jesus went everywhere doing good and healing all.”  (Acts 10:38)                     Jesus desired that the sick and those who suffered in body, mind and spirit may experience His healing love, peace and forgiveness. Bl. Brigida Morello recognized the face of the suffering Christ in the sick. Care …

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Socio-pastoral

The purpose of the Socio-pastoral apostolate is to bring to a fuller expression the values of the Gospel to our society.   At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He proclaimed that He was sent to preach the Good News to the poor. (Lk. 4:18)             The mission of our Foundress was an …

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Tanzanian Mission

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. (Rom. 8:28)                                                           The vision of the …

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