Happy Feast of St. Angela Merici – January 27
The Feast Day of St. Angela Merici, Foundress of the Ursuline Order, is coming up on January 27. Throughout the month of January, we will be featuring the history and spirituality of St. Angela, by sharing some of her writings and a special video reflection. A Mass will be celebrated on the Feast of St. Angela, January 27, 2021 at 1 p.m. at St. William the Abbot Church, Seaford, where Ursuline Sisters have lived and worked for more than 65 years. During this Mass we will pray especially for all in our Prayer Enrollment Cards program, especially all who are sick or deceased, and the Mass will be Livestreamed. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Anne Walsh, Events Manager at (718) 591-0681 ext. 2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to take this opportunity to express how deeply grateful we are to the members of our St. Angela’s Friendship Circle for supporting us financially each month. You are in our hearts and prayers throughout the year.
We are wishing a blessed, Happy New Year to you all, and we are blessed to share the rich spirituality of our Foundress with you during these challenging times.
In 1535, Saint Angela Merici, a spiritual leader in Brescia, Italy, founded the Company of Saint Ursula, which later became the first teaching order of Sisters in the Church. Under the guidance of St. Angela, a group of 12 women worked to raise the standards of society by the example of their lives and the practice of spiritual values. Ursulines draw spiritual nourishment from St. Angela’s rule, counsels, and legacies.
Here are some quotes from St. Angela for reflection and inspiration:
“Learn from our Lord, who…was as a servant, obeying the Eternal Father even unto death.”
– Saint Angela Merici (from the first Counsel)
“Let them have Jesus Christ for their only treasure, for there also will be love.”
– Saint Angela Merici (from the 5th Counsel)
“Always let your principal recourse be to gather at the feet of Jesus Christ and…Jesus Christ will be in your midst.”
– Saint Angela Merici (from the last Legacy)
“Be bound to one another by the bond of charity, esteeming each other, helping each other, bearing with each other.”
– Saint Angela Merici (from the last Counsel)
“Above all, obey the counsels and inspirations which the Holy Spirit continually sends into the heart.”
-Saint Angela Merici (from the Rule Chapter 8)
St. Angela, Pray for Us