Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pure intentions

 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions
 and in truth.  This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, 
and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence… I John 3:18-19 

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"In the fulfillment of your duties, 
let your intentions be so pure 
that you reject from your actions
any other motive than the glory of God 
and the salvation of souls." 

St Angela Merici
Italy ~ 1470 -1540
Foundress:  Ursiline Order *
*For the education of girls and for the missions
First teaching Order of Nuns
outside confines of convent enclosure
Feast Day - Jan 27

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When Angela reached the age of 70, the day and hour of her death were revealed to her. While on her deathbed she counseled: "Whatever you would wish at your dying hour to have done in health, that do now while you may."

She received the last sacraments with great fervor, and was rapt in ecstasy. While pronouncing the holy name of Jesus, she departed this life on January 27, 1540, in the very hour that had been foretold to her.

St Angela Merici, pray for us!

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