Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown

About The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown

In 1874, Youngstown was a budding industrial town, filled with immigrants but few teachers. When a priest at St. Columba Parish asked his sister, an Ursuline Sister of Cleveland, for help, our ministry in the Mahoning Valley began.

We are Catholic nuns responding together to the most critical needs of God’s people in northeast Ohio. We live the Gospel and adapt our ministries to meet the needs of the times.

At one time, all Sisters were educators. Thousands of students benefited from our care and educational expertise. Today we serve as teachers, in elder care facilities, in area parishes, and in prayer. Our lives are enriched through community and service to others.

Ursuline Sisters Mission, our nonprofit, maintains the vibrancy of our major programs. These are rooted in the charism of our founder, St. Angela Merici. We welcome you to join us in service! Learn about our Associate program, volunteering, and contributing financially.