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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


Welcome, Elaine Heyne - New Associate

Ursuline Sisters and Associates welcome new associate Elaine Heyne. Elaine is a native Toledoan. She graduated from St. Stanislaus grade school and Central Catholic High School. Elaine met her husband, Rick, at the University of Toledo. They have been married for 53 years and have three children and three grandchildren of whom they are very proud. Elaine's love for the Ursulines began while working as a registered nurse at the Ursuline Center. Elaine is committed to carrying on the spirit of St. Angela as an Associate.