Mary appears to Angela of FolignoPost by Franciscan Media. Some saints show marks of holiness very early. Not Angela! Born of a leading family in Foligno, Italy, she became immersed in the quest for wealth and social position. As a wife and mother, she continued this life of distraction.
Saint Angela of Foligno
Angela of Foligno — , was a Christian mystic who wrote extensively about her mystical revelations. She was noted not only for her spiritual writings, but also for founding a religious community which refused to accept becoming an enclosed religious order that it might continue her vision of caring for those in need. She was born a wealthy non-Christian, married young, and had several children. She lived wild, adulterously, and sacrilegiously for a while. Following a vision in , she had a conversion. After the death of her mother, husband, and children, she became a Franciscan tertiary, and led a group of other tertiaries.
Saint Angela of Foligno, Pray for us! Saint Angela of Foligno, T. She was noted not only for her spiritual writings, but also for founding a religious community which refused to accept becoming an enclosed religious order that it might continue her vision of caring for those in need. Pope Clement XI approved the veneration paid to her in her beatification on 11 July and Pope Francis extended the veneration to all the Church on 9 October , declaring her a saint. Angela was born in into a wealthy family at Foligno, in Umbria. Married at an early age, she had several children. Angela loved the world and its pleasures.
of Foligno Angela
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Umbrian penitent and mystical writer. She was born at Foligno in Umbria, in , of a rich family ; died 4 January, Married at an early age, she loved the world and its pleasures and, worse still, forgetful of her dignity and duties as wife and mother, fell into sin and led a disorderly life. But God , having in His mercy inspired her with a deep sorrow for her sins , led her little by little to the height of perfection and to the understanding of the deepest mysteries. Angela has herself recorded the history of her conversion in her admirable "Book of Visions and Instructions", which contains seventy chapters, and which was written from Angela's dictation by her Franciscan confessor, Father Arnold of Foligno. Some time after her conversion Angela had placed herself under the direction of Father Arnold and taken the habit of the Third Order of St.