Meanwhile, in Venice, it was a time of strife, pestilence and famine when Angela Merici
was moved by the poverty and ignorance of her neighbors.
Most of us mortals are not mystics like Francis of Assisi, Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross or Angela Merici
, who had direct experiences of God.
forged an alternative vision of Christian community for 16th-century European women.
But rather than any geographic skewing of focus, what stands out is the scant attention to some of the most prominent female Catholic reformers and founders of reformed or new religious orders or congregations, such as Angela Merici
, Jane de Chantal, or Louise de Marillac.
Ursula and its founder, Angela Merici
, in the renewal of the forms of female religious life and, more generally, of the evolution of the condition of women in the modern age (McNamara, 1996, pp.
This clearly argued study introduces to readers of English the north Italian "living saint" Angela Merici
and her foundation in the 1530s of the Company of St.
, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary founded by Mary Ward, the Visitandines founded by St.
It is interesting to note, though, that this emphasis on the extreme and the ephemeral has largely ignored one woman whose religious mission actually left a legacy that continues into our time, Angela Merici
Spirituality, Gender, and the Self in Renaissance Italy: Angela Merici
and the Company of St.
John Carroll University Entrepreneur Association, 2001-present; Spectrum of Supporting Services, treasurer, Board member, 2001-present, chair, 2003-2006; John Carroll University Accounting Advisory Board, 2006-present; Saint Angela Merici
, youth director, 1992-1995
The first section of Rhetorical Women focuses on "Representing Women Rhetors." Its function is the recovery of little-known rhetoricians like medieval writers Julian of Norwich and Angela Merici
. Other better-studied writers, such as Mary Wortly Montagu and Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, are given a rhetorical reading, rather than the more typical literary one.