The Society of St. Ursula, founded in Dole, France by Anne de Xainctonge in 1606 is an apostolic Congregation of women. Anne clearly identified the essential elements which the Society must keep, to remain faithful to its mission namely: the Christian education of girls and women, the absence of cloister and Ignatian Spirituality. The same inspiration brings us together in community. It commits us to share in the Churchâ€™s mission of education of youth and women, with a preferential option for the poor.
The Vision Statement of the Society of St. Ursula of Anne de Xainctonge, is to 'extend the reign of Jesus Christ, making God known and loved with the same zeal, love and faith that our Foundress had'. Our vision is to enlighten the path of women and youth specially those who are underprivileged bringing grater faith in God and in themselves. 'For that should you consecrate your lives to God in His service as a â€˜lamp that burns before the Most Blessed Sacrament'. ( Anne de Xainctonge)