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Sharing Prayer, Celebrations, Ministry and Friendship, Carrying the spirit of St. Angela Merici and St. Ursula: a spirit of prayer, of action, and dedication to God's Kingdom. Over 140 women and men now share prayer and life in the spirit of St. Angela with the Ursuline Sisters.

Mission Statement of the Associates

"The Ursuline Associates of Toledo continue to strengthen their spirituality as it reflects Angela's charism so that they might inspire others to share their pilgrim journey."

The Toledo Associate Board

The Associate board assists in supporting a variety of activities such as the Prayer Shawl ministry, the food collection, book discussions, annual retreat, and participating in other Ursuline events. Associates are invited to attend the Ursuline Convocation, Ursuline Community celebrations and be involved in the annual Assembly of the Sisters.

Ways to be in relationship with the Sisters:

Prayer Associate –
commitment to pray with the Sisters for the intentions of the Sisters, Associates and friends

Ministry Associate –
commitment to ministry in your parish community, the Ursuline community or the local community – regular group reflection in light of St. Angela's spirit, and active participation with the Ursuline Sisters in events and gatherings.


If you would like to learn more about St. Angela, the Ursuline Sisters and the Associate program, please contact Sarah Abts at 419-382-1956 or 


Sarah Abts  
Kitty Meyers 
Chrissy Rode


Bonnie Krochmalny
Sophia Lloyd
Val Myers
Sister Carol Reamer
Barbara Torio


Eileen Simon Becomes Newest Associateg

In addition, Eileen’s contemplative path has included twenty years as an Adjunct Faculty Member teaching Jungian psychology, spirituality, and body/energy courses at Washington theological Union, and at Chestnut Hill College’s Holistic Spirituality Graduate Program.  As a Body/Energy Practitioner, she has designed and co-directed Holistic Psychospiritual Body/Energy Workshops in Washington, D.C. and internationally.  As a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Franciscan Monastery USA, Inc., D.C., Eileen was instrumental in leading the project of researching, writing the proposal, and serving on the steering committee for establishing hermitages located on the historical grounds … at the Franciscan Monastery in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C.