A Life of Dedication and Poverty

Even though Ursulines were known for their poverty, simplicity and missionary zeal, vocations to this new Ursuline Congregation were rather scanty in number when compared to the other flourishing Congregations. The reasons are obvious. The Ursulines were poor, with slender means and lived among the poor in villages. There was no glamour which could attract the educated young girls of the town to the Ursuline way of life. In these initial stages Ursulines professed the two vows of virginity and perseverance and even this was used to discourage the aspiring young girls from joining the Ursulines.