Sunday, January 9, 2011

January 8 -- Blessed Angela of Foligno

Blessed Angela was born in 1248 to a wealthy family in Umbria, Italy. 

At a young age, she married and had several children.  During this time, she  fell into a dissolute and worldly life forgetting her family.

After the deaths of her husband and children, Angela experienced a deep and profound sorrow for her sins and did penance for the rest of her life.  Her devotion to the Passion of Our Lord united her to a wisdom to understand many mystical Truths. She died in January 1309.

Let us pray to Blessed Angela and ask that she give us a deep sorrow for our sins and a profound understanding about how those sins caused Our Lord unspeakable suffering during the Passion.

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