Celebrating Angela in Desenzano

In the Desenzano, the birthplace of Angela Merici, we visited the site of her first vision, at Brudazzo.  It was here while resting from her work in the family vineyards one day she saw a vision of women including her sister who had died coming in procession from heaven.  It was this vision that led her to come to understand much later in her life what God was calling her to do – to establish as company of virgins, which she did in 1535.

We went from Brudazzo to pray in the Duomo in the town where Angela was baptised and where there is now an altar in her honour then down to the lake shore -  a place familiar to Angela in her life time.