St. Angela Merici

Jan 27

Patron Saint of the Sick, Disabled and Physically Challenged People and those Grieving the Loss of Parents

On November 25, 1535, with twelve other virgins, Angela Merici laid the foundations for her order for the teaching of young women, the first congregation of its kind in the Church. She placed her order under the protection of St. Ursula the patroness of medieval universities and popularly venerated as a leader of women.

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