The Pastors Corner
Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG
OF THE HOLY FATHER
- Universal: Peace:
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
- Evangelization: Consecrated life
That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.
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SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Angela Merici
St. Angela Merici (1474 – 1540) was a pious Italian girl who made a private vow of virginity. Her parents died when she was 10, and soon afterwards, she lost her sister with whom she was very close. Angela went to live with her uncle, and, despite lacking a formal education, grew in wisdom and virtue. She committed herself to prayer, penance, and serving the poor, eventually joining the Third Order of St. Francis at the age of 15. When her uncle died, she returned to her home, and, seeing a great need for the education of young girls in the Christian faith, began a school for girls in her home. She daily gathered all the little girls of her village and taught them the faith. Known for her holiness, St. Angela established another school in a neighboring town. One day while in prayer she received a vision that she would start a religious order intended for the religious education of girls. This was realized when St. Angela founded the Ursulines under the patronage of St. Ursula. St. Angela Merici is the patron saint against illness, death of parents, and of the disabled and handicapped. Her feast day is January 27.
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