Opportunity: Africa Conference

Last Friday, 8 Ursuline Global Scholar nominees attended the Opportunity: Africa Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Wilmington.  Ursuline was invited by Senator Chris Coons to participate in this transformative conference alongside influential businesspeople, government officials, and world leaders all unified in their commitment to see the continent of Africa continue to grow and…

How will YOU change the world?

As the new school year gets underway, our Middle School team wants to know how you will be the change you want for our world?  Stay tuned as our amazing Middle Schoolers grapple with the same question.  

Feeding the families of Los Polverines

This morning, we gathered in the parish hall and packaged rice and pasta to deliver to families in Los Polverines.  After packaging 40 bags, we loaded into the van and headed out to the families in Los Polverines.  It was a hot morning and walking through the village was emotional as we had just danced…

Water is Life

Our day started with a tour of Madre Del Buen Consiglio – the school sponsored by Santisimo Sacrimento Parish. We visited all of the high school classes, which were students aged 13-16.  The girls took turns answering questions about life in the USA. The kids were interested in learning about the ages of the girls,…

Out in the communities of Piura

After a good night’s sleep, we got up and made our way to breakfast singing our grace with the community as we do every morning.  After breakfast, we loaded into the Nissan and drove out to a community called Monte Castillo – another poor community on the outskirts of Piura. It is similar to the…

Our first day of service

Today, we started our day with breakfast at Santisimo Sacramento and then met for a tour of the Parish. This meant we all piled into the van and drove through the streets of Piura, visiting several small chapels.  We started our day touring the school and hospice center that the parish, led by Padre Joe,…

Building a House in Paredones, Piura – Peru

Yesterday, our delegation woke up early and fueled ourselves with a yummy breakfast here at Santisimo before hopping in a truck and heading out of town to a desolate area filled with bamboo shacks and dusty roads.  When we arrived, we saw a stack of simple building supplies – logs of bamboo, sheets of plywood,…

Arriving at Santisimo Sacramento Parish

After a delicious breakfast at The Meeting Place in Cusco, we bid a fond farewell to Lili and made our way to Piura! We were met by Ginet and some of the wonderful staff members of Santisimo Sacramento when we arrived at the airport. They brought a pickup for our luggage – they must have…

Exploring Cusco

After yesterday’s long & exciting day, it was wonderful to sleep in a bit. We gathered for breakfast at the hotel before heading out to visit Cusco. Our first stop was the Cathedral de Ascesion de Maria – a stunning basilica in the center of Cusco. We had a wonderful guide who showed us the…

Machu Picchu

What a glorious day! We got up early and had some breakfast before making our way to the train station in Ollantaytambo accompanied by a parade of the town’s dogs! We boarded the vista train for our ride through the Andes to Aguas Caliente.  The train ride was a stunning two hour journey through the…

Welcome to the Sacred Valley

Before the crack of dawn, we said tearful goodbyes to our sisters in Lima. It was hard to believe that it was already time to depart.  We boarded our flight to Cusco – just an hour in the air over the stunning Andes.  We arrived in chilly Cusco at 7:50am and were met by our…

A Fond Farewell to Lima

On our final day in Lima, we met as a group in the courtyard of the school ready to venture outside of the Lima city limits to see some ruins. Pacific Ocean on the drive out of Lima Villa El Salvador – seaside shanty town on the Pacific Coast A seaside bus ride took our…