Leadership from the Heart: Guidance from Angela Merici

Angela Merici left two leadership manuals for her successors:

  • The Counsels are her advice to the “teachers and guides” in the Company of St. Ursula.
  • The Testament is a series of “Legacies” to those who would follow her as administrators.

Mary-Cabrini Durkin’s new work unfolds these texts for today, demonstrating Angela’s leadership foundations, philosophy, and spirituality. The author leads the twenty-first-century reader through Angela’s teachings with an invitational style that fosters personal engagement with Angela herself.

Points for reflection and discussion help Ursuline educators to apply this wisdom to their own situations and challenges.

Teachers, counselors, support staff, administrators, board members, coaches, and all involved in the educational mission will find this a rich resource.

Mary-Cabrini is a member of the Company of St. Ursula and the author of Angela’s Story and Angela Merici’s Journey of the Heart and of other Merician works.

  190 pages – $15 – To order email Ursulines@fuse.net

A unique and inspirational work that will capture your attention and your heart. Mary-Cabrini Durkin reflects on the leadership charism of St. Angela Merici and identifies what is at the core of this spiritual leader and visionary. Ursuline educators will find depth, fulfillment and guidance as they ponder the words of St. Angela and strive to imitate them in their own vocations to model Angela’s leadership skills in today’s classroom, administration and board room challenges. 

      - Joanne Kelly, Principal, Holy Family School, New Rochelle NY, former Assistant Principal, The Academy of Mount St. Ursula