School Charism/Patron Saint

The Charism of St. Ursula School

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur were founded by St. Julie. In the sixty plus years that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have had at Saint Ursula School, the charism of St. Julie has continued to grow. When speaking of our relationship with God, she said, “as a sunflower follows the sun, so should we always turn to our good God.” Today visitors to St. Ursula School will see many signs of sunflowers and they will hear "God is good, all the time!"

Who is St. Julie?

Saint Julie Billiart was born in Cuvilly, France, on July 12, 1751.

At age 53 she founded a religious congregation, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  She spent the remaining 12 years of her life in shepherding the Sisters, founding schools and houses – and above all, in making known God’s goodness.
She died on April 8, 1816 and was canonized by the Church on June 22, 1969. Her feast day is May 13.

Source: Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

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