Thursday, January 26, 2012

Inspired by Angela

On 27th January it will be 472 years since a little Italian lady died in a small room attached to the church of St Afra in Brescia but her memory and influence live on all over the world. Her name was Angela Merici (c1474-1540) and she founded of the Company of St Ursula in 1535. Today, in our parish of St Peter’s and St Thomas More’s Lancaster, there are individuals, consecrated and lay, married and single, who look to Angela for inspiration in the living of their personal, unique Christian vocation. The groups these people belong to are:
  • the Ursuline Religious Sisters, 
  • the Secular Institute of the Company of St Ursula, 
  • the “Angelinas” for married women.
See Lancaster Cathedral website for further details about St Angela Merici who is saint of the week.
Sr Maureen Coyne in the room in which Angela died 1540
Tomorrow 27th January Mass at St Thomas More's 7.00pm followed by a shared supper.  All welcome.