Saint Angela Merici - Virgin, Foundress (1474-1540).
Saint Angela was the youngest of her virtuous parents’ five children, she was born in Italy, near Brescia, in 1474. Every evening at home the parents read to the children from the lives of the Saints, and Angela wished to imitate them. It was not until 1535 that she was able to establish her Community. Saint Angela was canonized in 1807 by Pope Pius VII.