Brescia Bears

Bear Hugs From Brescia

Ursula Bear wearing a blue sweater Extraordinary times call for simple yet extraordinary measures. Our foundresses, the Ursuline Sisters, knew this. They provided for us a legacy of women who are reaching out into the world to make a difference in it. ‘Ursula’ honours them and their extraordinary sacrifices of love.

Ursula, Latin for ‘little female bear,’ reminds us  to have courage—and steadfast faith—amidst all we face.

In spreading encouragement and love, Bear Hugs From Brescia—made possible by generous donors—will be shared through note cards and customized plush bears among our Brescia community, with the goal of reaching outward to the broader community and beyond. 

"Be kind and compassionate toward each other.
Build community wherever you go."
- St. Angela Merici

Would you like to help strengthen community by spreading love and care into the world? Donate Bear Hugs and place Ursula in the hands of those in need.

Donate here

For further information on Bear Hugs from Brescia, please contact: Catherinanne George, Director of Mission and Ministry.