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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."

California Associates Name New Officers for 2018-2019Mary RichardMary Richard

Director / Director Elect       Mary Richard / Caroline Wolf
Secretary                                 to be named
Treasurer                                 Carolle Grmela
Corresponding Secretary     Kathy Torchia
Program                                   Alice Reis
Prayer Requests                     Ann Marie Duquette
Hospitality                               Joan Keavy / Anna Lara

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 

Toledo Coordinators

Sarah Abts  
Kitty Meyers 
Chrissy Rode


Bonnie Krochmalny
Sophia Lloyd
Val Myers
Sister Carol Reamer
Barbara Torio


New Associates - Jerry and Roberta Folmar - September 15

The Ursuline Sisters and Associates welcome Jerry and Berta Folmar as our newest Associates. Jerry and Berta were mentored by Associate Ethel Hodnicki.

The Folmars moved from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of Little League Baseball, about 20 years ago. They now reside in Sylvania, Ohio and are now parishioners at St. Clement Parish.

It was while visiting Dan Hodnicki while he was a resident at the Ursuline Center that the Folmars gained a greater appreciation for the Ursulines and became interested in becoming Associates. “We saw the amazing care that Dan received,” Berta says. “Ethel introduced us to the Sisters and we spent a year thinking about becoming Associates. We have thoroughly enjoyed everyone we’ve met. Everyone is kind, friendly, open, and just wonderful.”

Jerry and Berta are “snowbirds” and go to Florida for six months at a time. When in Ohio, they plan to visit and join the Ursuline Sisters and Associates often in our activities.

Welcome, Jerry and Berta, to the Toledo Ursuline Associates.