The Feast of Saint Angela Merici

Today on this January 27th, the church celebrates The Feast of Saint Angela Merici. Angela Merici who died in 1540 was born in Russia, and orphaned at age 10. She is the foundress of the Ursulines, the first teaching order, especially for poor, young girls. She sought to re-evangelize families through the education of future wives and mothers. And so it continues today.

Let us pray. May the virgin Saint Angela never fail to commend us to your compassion, O Lord, we pray that following the lessons of her charity and prudence we may hold fast to Your teaching and express it in what we do. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.