Auf Wiedersehen to our German sisters

Yesterday, we bid a tearful farewell to our friends from Germany after a wonderful exchange visit here in Wilmington! The exchange concluded with our visitors presenting an entertaining and informative presentation to our Upper and Middle School students that shared detailed information about Germany and life as a German student in an Ursuline school as…

Beginning a new partnership with Ursulinenschule Hersel

On Sunday, October 15th, we welcomed a delegation of 10 students and 3 chaperones from our sister school in Hersel, Germany to Ursuline Wilmington.  Ursulinenschule Hersel is a Catholic, all-girls school located about 20 minutes south of Cologne on the banks of the Rhine River. Since their arrival, our German guests have been busy experiencing…

Ursuline Sisters Reunited

Sisterhood is a bond that connects Ursuline girls from across the globe. It unites women of different backgrounds, languages, and cultures together as Ursuline sisters. That was no less evident this summer, when Taylor Ryder was able to reconnect with her Ursuline sister, Victoire. After Victoire and several other students from the Ursuline school in…

Closing our week of Global sisterhood 

​​ Our week of connecting Ursuline schools from around the world concluded on Friday. We gathered as delegations representing more than 17 countries and 6 continents at the Bryanston Catholic Church for a moving prayer service celebrating the spirit of St. Angela. The service opened with the beautiful singing of Insieme – a unifying melody that…

Visiting St. Ursula in Krugersdorp 

The sun greeted us as we made our way from Bryanston to Krugersdorp to visit our sister school St. Ursula. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the beautiful voices of students who welcomed us to their school.  We spent the morning in classrooms, seeing the students in a multitude of learning environments. The overwhelming…

Reconciliation in the 21st Century

We began our day with a beautiful opening prayer led by the delegates from Colegio Santa Ursula in Lima, Peru.  With Sr. Andrea on the guitar alongside her colleagues and sisters, we sang and welcomed the Holy Spirit to come to us on the second day of our Global Ursuline conference. Our morning continued with…

Global Ursuline in Johannesburg

This morning, more than 60 members of the Ursuline community representing 17 countries around the world gathered in community to open the Global Ursuline Conference at Brescia House School in Johannesburg, South Africa.  In a glorious communion of prayer, we celebrated mass together at the Bryanston Catholic Church with students from Brescia House and St….

Farewell to our new sisters in Dallas

After arriving at school the for last time, we attended first period class with our host sisters. I went to Spanish class where students hosted a mock fashion show. The “models” were spoken of in all Spanish by their fellow classmates. Although I take Chinese, the fashion show was very entertaining.  When first period ended,…

Monday in Dallas

We had a great day. We went to the Bush Library and saw some amazing commemorations from 9/11. We also saw his beautiful paintings. After that, we went to the SMU bookstore and got some gear and then we went to Snuffers and it was really good. We went back to school and took a…

Sunday in Dallas

Day 5:    Today I picked up Molly and we went to dunkin’ donuts on way back to my house. We learned about a food they have at dunkin’ thats called Kolaches. Kolaches are basically hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. After we got this we went to Six Flags. We were their from when the…

There’s a snake in my boot

Today my host Maria and I went shopping at the Southlake Mall. It took us about an hour to get there because we got lost on the way but we still got there with enough time to shop. We went into many different stores that are only in Texas and smelled many scented candles. When…

Growth by Going Global – Paris’ Final Day

This is our last day in France. This trip has been an emotional roller coaster for me. When we got to our hosts families I had the hardest time adjusting. I cried for a good amount of time. I learned that we need to get though the rough patches of life before we can enjoy…