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Angela Merici
b. March 21, 1474 – d. January 27, 1540 • Denominational founder
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Angela Merici, St
Angela Merici, St. (1470/75–1540), foundress of the *Ursulines. She lived most of her mature life at Brescia. In her early years she was a Franciscan *tertiary. After devoting some years to the education of young girls and the care of sick women, she made a pilgrimage to Palestine in 1524–5 during which
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Angela de Mericia, St.
Angela de Mericia (St.)—Foundress of the Order of the Ursulines. Born at Desenzano, in the diocese of Verona (1511–1540). To this woman, hidden in God and crucified in Jesus Christ, Heaven preserved the high mission to found the Institute of the Ursulines, Sisters whose lives are devoted to the education
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Angela Merici
ANGELA MERICI (1474–1540)Italian founder of the Ursulines, the first women’s teaching order in the Roman Catholic ChurchAngela Merici was born at Desenzano, twenty miles west of Verona, Italy, in the Republic of Venice. In her early years she was a tertiary (lay associate) of the Franciscan order,