Definition of Ursuline in English:
A nun of an order founded by St Angela Merici (1470–1540) at Brescia in 1535 for nursing the sick and teaching girls.
- So as not to remain simply with the two doctors of the church and Hildegard of Bingen, I wish also to mention Angela of Brescia, the founder of the Ursulines, and the humanistically highly-educated Catherine of Bologna.
- He said she was supported by the prayers of Sister Carmel and her order, the Ursulines, over the last few years as her life faded gradually.
- The Ursulines - an order for women - helped the poor; the Somaschi helped orphans in Venetia and the Barnabites in Milan helped the poor.
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Relating to the Ursulines.
- Family members and Ursuline sisters sought to comfort her; she did not recognize them.
- ‘Some of those Ursuline nuns must have learned a great deal from the Senator's tactics’, he writes.
- Dr Calvert's appointment as headteacher of Ursuline High five years ago was itself a radical move for the school, as all previous headteachers had been Ursuline sisters.
Definition of Ursuline in:
- US English dictionary
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