St. Angela Merici
“The disorders of society,” St. Angela used to say, “are caused by those in families; there are few Christian mothers, because the education of young girls is neglected.” She formed a new society for the education of youth. She placed it under the patronage of St. Ursula.
Novena for the Feast of Mother of Divine Grace begins.
May the sacrifice, O Lord, which we offer Thee in remembrance of blessed Angela, both implore for us the pardon of our iniquity, and procure for us the gifts of Thy grace. — Secret
The Imitation of Christ
But they that follow Thee, by the contempt of worldly things and the mortification of the flesh, are found to be wise indeed; for they are translated from vanity to truth, from the flesh to the spirit.
St. Angela founded a religious order of women whom she called Ursulines, thus to conceal her own connection with their establishment; this she did out of humility.
Most of us like to get credit for what we do; there is nothing wrong about that either; but, of course, there is more virtue in being retiring and humble.
Not to us, O Lord, but to Thy name be glory.