Saint Angela and the Family

As Pope Francis, Bishops, religious and lay people gather in Rome for the second session of the Synod on the Family we ask the intercession of our foundress Saint Angela Merici that the participants will be guided by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ as they seek to respond to the challenges of our time.

Saint Angela in founding the Company of Saint Ursula in 1535 saw it as a new way for women to bring the love of Christ into the heart of the family.  It is one reason why the women who joined the Company lived at home or in their place of work – to be the Christian example of love in the heart of the home and society.  Each one sought to live the Gospel values of love, peace, truth and harmony in their own situation.