|Angela’s Company of Saint Ursula
St. Angela Merici’s group of teaching women became known as Angela’s Company of Saint Ursula. The pope eventually made this the first teaching order of nuns known as the Ursulines.
Even today, many young girls wear a St. Angela Merici charm or St. Angela Merici necklace to remind them of all that St. Angela did to bring faith and education to poor girls. Giving a St. Angela Merici medal to a girl entering school for the first time or even a girl going on to college is gives them the inspiration to pursue their goals by the example of St. Angela Merici.
St. Angela Merici Dies
The women who taught with St. Angela Merici were in fear of her death. They thought that they would not be able to carry on the work of St. Angela without her. St. Angela Merici reassured them saying, "I shall continue to be more alive than I was in this life, and I shall see you better and shall love more the good deeds which I shall see you doing continually, and I shall be able to help you more."
St. Angela Merici died at the age of seventy in the year 1540.