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 (ûr′sə-lĭn, -līn′, -lēn′, ûr′syə-)
A member of an order of nuns of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1535 and devoted to the education of girls.
Of or belonging to the Ursulines.

[After Saint Ursula, legendary British princess and martyr.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to this order
[C16: named after St Ursula, patron saint of St Angela Merici, who founded the order]
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(ˈɜr sə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, -ˌlin)

1. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.
2. of or pertaining to the Ursulines.
[1685–95; Saint Ursul (a) + -ine1]
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"Yes; there's the landlord of the Lamb, and Gros-Louis the farmer; they both live in the Rue des Ursulines."
Madame Aubain wished to make an accomplished girl of her daughter; and as Guyot could not teach English or music, she decided to send her to the Ursulines at Honfleur.
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Kentucky gave their 48-acre property in the heart of the city to their Sacred Heart Schools.
Rupp's most recent project, which open for weddings and events this summer, is the remaking of the Villa Maria Ursuline convent, which is located about an hour south of St.
A group comprising members from Chiayi-based SamadhiTang Creative Puppetry Troupe and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages embarked on a trip to Vietnam on July 9 as part of a program to teach students of Chinese origins about the art of Taiwanese glove puppetry.
One of the signs, which read: "Schools in Sefton still face PS7,393,436 in Government cuts", first appeared outside Ursuline Catholic Primary School, in Crosby, a couple of weeks ago.
The Jules Cahn collection includes video and photographs of second lines and brass band concerts; the Album Louisianaise is believed to be the earliest printed sheet music in New Orleans (the item lists both New Orleans and Paris as places of publication); the oldest known musical document in the Mississippi River valley--a collection of songs from the Ursuline Convent dating to the mid-18th century--resides at THNOC; and our sheet music collection ranges from popular 20th- century music to Scott Joplin's copy of Treemonisha to operas and librettos that premiered locally.
The team, comprising of students from the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School including Charlotte Buttery, Jahnina Queddeng, Alicia Trew and Abbie Cook, undertook a six-month engineering project with the EES, a programme run by education charity, the Engineering Development Trust.
"And though today is about all of that and we salute our Ursuline sisters in our midst, it is also about a wonderful young woman, our own Katie Murphy.
French Baroque Music of New Orleans: Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736) = Musique francaise baroque a la Nouvelle-Orleans: Recueil d'airs spirituels des Ursulines (1736).
She was sent to New France as the leader of a group of nuns to establish the Ursuline Order in New France.