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She was born on March 21, 1474 in Desenzano, a small town on the shore of Lake Garda in Lombardy.
At just 10-years-old, Angela and her older sister became orphans and went to live with their uncle in Salo.
Another vision from the Lord revealed to Angela that she was to found an institution with other consecrated virgins to further devote their lives toward the religious training of young girls.
These women had little money and no power, but were bound together by their dedication to education and commitment to Jesus Christ and service to His Church.
They lived this Rule of Life within their own homes.
Though she turned him down, perhaps the pope's request gave her the inspiration or the push to make her little group more formal.Although it was never recognized formally as a religious order in her lifetime, Angela's Company of Saint Ursula, or the Ursulines, was the first group of women religious to work outside of the cloister and became the first teaching order of women in the Catholic Church.On November 25, 1535, Angela gathered together 12 young virgins and laid down the foundation for the Order of the Ursulines at a small house near the Church of St.On the journey back home, her sight was miraculously restored while she was praying before a crucifix in the same place where she had become blind.The Lord showed Angela through this experience that she must never shut her eyes to the needs she saw around her ? During the Jubilee year in 1525, Angela traveled to Rome to gain the special grace of the plenary indulgence offered to all Christian pilgrims.