Angela MERICI, foundress of the Ursulines

Saint Angela Merici was born in 1474 in the prosperous and coveted Italy at the end of the 15th century.

  • Woman of prayer, full of love to Christ.
  • Woman of heart, open to the society’s problems and, along other seculars, working to remedy them.
  • Woman of peace, reconciling and creating unity in the hearts.

Rooted in her environment, she has a realistic look towards her time. With an amazing ability to implicate, she works hard to transmit everyone her message of hope and happy that make her live.

… Her heart fixed in God, Angela Merici throws herself into action without a doubt…

After her, the Ursulines chose to participate, according to their place and time, in different activities: the announcement of the Word of God, especially to young people; the initiation to prayer and the sacraments; education in every form…

Extract from the reference text for the educative communities of the orders’ establishments. 

The Foyer MERICI is not just a place to sleep. It is an experience in community life that may change your student life.