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Papal audience focus on Bl. Angela of Foligno

Catholic World News - October 13, 2010

During his weekly public audience on October 13, Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of talks on influential Catholic women of the Middle Ages, speaking about Blessed Angela of Foligno.

Born into a wealthy Italian family in 1248, Blessed Angela lived a normal worldly life as a wife and mother until mystical visions changed her outlook dramatically. After her husband and children died, she sold all her possessions and became a Third Order Franciscan. At first her conversion was motivated by repentance for her sins, but it “reached maturity,” the Pontiff said, “only when in her heart she saw God's forgiveness as a gratuitous gift of the love of the Father, Who is the source of love.” Her life, he said, was “a sublime journey, the secret of which was constant prayer.”

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