St. Angela Merici was born March 21, 1474, in Italy. At the young age of 15, she became a Franciscan tertiary and had a vision that she would inspire women in vocations. While making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she became blind. Instead of going home, she continued on her pilgrimage. Afterwards, Angela Merici regained her sight. In 1535 she began the Ursuline sisters, who were formed to teach. She died in Italy in 1540. Her body was found incorrupt. St. Angela Merici is patron saint of people with disabilities and people who are sick.