The Ursulines, originally called “The Company of St Ursula”, were founded in 1535 by Angela Merici in the town of Brescia, northern Italy. Members of the Company of St Ursula did not take vows, but simply promised “virginity”, and lived in their own family homes, supporting themselves by their work. The Ursulines first came to Australia in 1882 where they opened schools in NSW, QLD, Victoria and Canberra.
The Ursuline Congregation was founded in Brescia, northern Italy in 1535 by Angela Merici. The form of government of the Company was lay and female, making knowing to society Angela’s confidence in a woman’s ability to discern, to judge for herself and to govern herself.
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