The Ursuline Arrival in New Orleans


From Ursuline Academy New Orleans

Today, August 7, 2022, is the 295th anniversary of the Landing of the Ursuline Sisters in New Orleans. After a 5-month journey by boat from France, the Sisters arrived in New Orleans to staff a military hospital and educate young women. Convinced that the education of women was essential to the development of a civilized, spiritual, and just society, the Ursuline Sisters influenced culture and learning in New Orleans by providing an exceptional education for its women. Thanks to our #trailblazing Ursuline Sisters, our Academy is proud to be the oldest, continuously-operating school for girls and the oldest Catholic school in the United States.  May God continue to bless the Ursuline Academy New Orleans!