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Saint Angela of Foligno and the Enlightenment of Penance

October 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Penance/Confession


Even though she died in 1309, Saint Angela of Foligno helps us appreciate the enlightenment that can come from a life of penance. It was a time not unlike our own. Epicureanism was destroying society even as great saints attempted to help their contemporaries see that there is so much more than the short term pleasures of the here and now. Saint Angela started out more on the Epicurean side of this... Read More

Saint Angela di Foligno and Blessed Elisabeth of the Trinity


One of the influences on the thought and spirituality of Blessed Elisabeth of the Trinity is a Third Order Franciscan widow from the beginning of the 14th Century, Angela di Foligno. Pope Francis has just included this Master of Theology in the Calendar of the Saints and her feast will be January 4. Saint Angela’s Instructions #34 contains a description of some of her last experiences and words.... Read More

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