Saint Angela Merici
Foundress of the Ursulines, born 21 March, 1474, at Desenzano, a small town on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda in Lombardy; died 27 January, 1540, at Brescia.
She was left an orphan at the age of ten and together with her elder sister came to the home of her uncle at the neighbouring town of Salo where they led an angelic life. When her sister met with a sudden death, without being able to receive the last sacraments, young Angela was much distressed. She became a tertiary of St. Francis and greatly increased her prayers and mortifications for the repose of her sister’s soul. In her anguish and pious simplicity she prayed God to reveal to her the condition of her deceased sister. It is said that by a vision she was satisfied her sister was in the company of the saints in heaven.read more
MLA citation. Ott, Michael. “St. Angela Merici.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 27 Jan. 2017 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01481a.htm>.
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