We are women of faith, celibate witnesses who demonstrate Christ-centered responsiveness by our presence in daily ministry.
We strive to strengthen our experience of corporate spirituality. With creativity and availability we empower others and serve as healers as we interact with the chaos of our world.
It is a privilege and joy to be a member of the Ursulines of Brown County spanning more than 50 years. Following a career in education that included teaching Home Economics and serving in administration, I served as Congregational Minister from 2003 to 2011. Chatfield College claimed my focus for the next eight years, moving between both campuses as Site Director and Academic Advisor, Campus Minister and Vice President of Mission and Identity.
Once again serving the Ursulines of Brown County as Congregational Minister, elected in March 2019 my term will conclude in 2023. In addition to overseeing the care of the Members and keeping up with day-to-day business, I represent the Ursulines at programs and events as necessary. Additionally, I serve on the Boards of Trustees for Chatfield College, Ursuline Academy, Ursuline Education Network and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Health Care.
Sister Patricia Homan
Our Story began in July of 1845 when eleven women arrived in Saint Martin, a village of French and Irish settlers at the northern tip of Brown County. John Baptist Purcell, Archbishop of Cincinnati had urged these Ursuline Sisters to establish a school for young ladies. He wanted their presence in his diocese because this organization of women founded by Saint Angela in 1535 was known for the quality of their education.
✝ Prologue to the Counsels ✝
HAVE HOPE AND FIRM FAITH IN GOD WHO WILL HELP YOU IN EVERYTHING
St. Angela Merici