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St. Angela Merici inspires us to be women for others


Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland Foundress, Saint Angela Merici's charism (unique gift) was her prayerful, compassionate and active way of being with others. She was a great networker as well, linking people who could help one another to those less fortunate. She continues to be the model and inspiration for the work of Beaumont School today.

Within weeks of their arrival from France in 1850, the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland opened a school for 300 students, the first of what was to become the Catholic school system in the Diocese of Cleveland. That school was Ursuline Academy of Cleveland, the precursor to Beaumont.

From the beginning, Ursuline sisters have been called to ministries that empower others through “lifelong learning,” which has become increasingly important in our fast-paced, technology driven global society.

Being Ursuline means each of us has the opportunity to live deeply spiritual lives while making a difference in our world. We do this by living our Mission of transforming society through contemplation, justice and compassion. We serve people of all ages, races and income levels, although our focus is on women and children, especially the economically poor.  While fostering lifelong learning, the Gospel calls us all to serve with love. We credit the sisters who came before us—and those they served—with cultivating a rich heritage of compassionate service. Many people who have experienced the Ursuline influence go on to serve others and make our world a better place.  The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland