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January 27 - Saint Angela Merici breski1 Franciscan tertiary at age 15. She received a vision telling her she would inspire devout women in their vocation. In Crete, during a pilgrimage to Holy…More
January 27 - Saint Angela Merici breski1
Franciscan tertiary at age 15. She received a vision telling her she would inspire devout women in their vocation.
In Crete, during a pilgrimage to Holy Land, she was struck blind. Her friends wanted to return home, but she insisted on going on, visiting the shrines with as much devotion and enthusiasm as if she had her sight. On the way home, while praying before a crucifix, her sight was restored at the same place where it had been lost.
In 1535 she gathered a group of girl students and began what would become the Institute of Saint Ursula (Ursuline Sisters), founded to teach children, beginning with religion and later expanding into secular topics; her first schools were in the Italian cities of Desenazno and Brescia.
Born
21 March 1474 at Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy
Died
24 January 1540 at Brescia, Italy
interred in the church of Saint Afra, Brescia, Italy
body incorrupt
Beatified
30 April 1768 by Pope Clement XIII (cultus confirmation)

Canonized
24 May 1807 by Pope Pius VII
Patronage
against sickness, illness, or bodily ills
against the death of parents
disabled, handicapped, or physically challenged people
sick people

Brescia, Italy
Representation
cloak
ladder
tall ladder with young women climbing it