We, the Ursuline Franciscan Sisters, belong to a religious institute of Pontifical Right called Ursuline Franciscan Congregation, dedicated to apostolic works, following the Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St Francis of Assisi. It was founded on April 10, 1887, Easter Sunday by Fr Urban Stein SJ, the then Parish Priest of Rosario Cathedral, Mangalore. The motto of the Congregation is ‘Pro Amore Dei’ (For the Love of God). This Motto is the heritage received by the members of the Company of St Ursula, from St Angela Merici. In the first Legacy she writes – Firstly, then, dearest Mothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, try with the help of God to acquire and maintain within you such an attitude of mind and heart that in your task of governing, you act solely for the love of God and zeal for the salvation of souls.
For the Love of God
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