Saint Angela Merici was a vegetarian Italian religious figure and saint

Lived: March 21 1474 - January 24, 1540
Birth place: Desenzano, Germany

Saint Angela Merici was an Italian religious leader and saint who founded the Order of Ursulines in 1535 in Brescia.

In 1768 Merici was beatified by Clement XIII. In 1807 she canonized by Pius VII. Merici is buried in the Church of St. Afra at Brescia and her Catholic feast day is January 27.


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