Monday, January 27, 2014

Celebrating the Memorial of St. Angela Merici

Today we have four Children's Rosary groups meeting.  Please consider joining the children in prayer form your home.  The children always pray for those unifying prayers with them. 

January 27th
Children's Rosary at Trinity Academy in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 12:20 PM EST
Children's Rosary at St. Patrick Parish in Murphys California 4PM Pacific Time
Children's Rosary at St. John the Evangelist in Mahopac, NY at 4:30 PM EST during Adoration

Children's Rosary at St. Charles Borromeo Parish CCD program evening meeting.

Today is the Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici she is the patron saint of educators, disabled people, illness, loss of parents, physically challenged people and sick people.  St. Angela Merici was called to exemplify the beautiful virtue of purity at a young age.  She decided to make a vow of virginity at the age of 10 and persuaded her sister to do the same. She also lost her parents at the age of 10. She and her sister were very close but tragedy was not far away and her sister also passed away soon after her parents.  Angela found solace through prayer. On November 25th 1535 she and 28 other young women formed the Ursuline order named after St. Ursula.  St. Merici spent a good deal of her life in the service of education of young girls through her order.  She died on January 27th 1540. St. Merici's body is incorrupt.

Quotes by St. Angela Merici:

"Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force, for God has given every single person free will and desires to constrain none; he merely shows them the way, invites them and counsels them."

"Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family."

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