Ursula, out of care and love for children, became a teacher to educate children on the Christian religion. Ursula expressed that before she set sail to marry her future Pagan husband she would go on an educational pilgrimage. With 11 fellow Virgins, she headed for Cologne, which was being surrounded by Huns. The women were captured by the Huns, the leader killed Ursula with a bow and arrow and all the other Virgins were beheaded.
The Ursuline Order was later founded for the education of young Catholic girls and women.
d. 10/21/238 Cologne, Germany
Patronage: Archers, Orphans, Students, Cologne
Feast Day: October 21