Yes, fables, fairy tales, Proverbs and other stories offer us much in the way of life lessons. Some of my favorites are the lives of the Saints. The life story of Angela Merici has much to tell us. She, like many of the saints, overcame many life tragedies to live a good life, and eventually she became the founder of the Ursuline Sisters. We live in an age where much of what we and our families are exposed to offer disordered understandings of love and relationships. Our Saint whose life we commemorate today, Saint Angela Merici noted that “Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family.” This is so true. Is it any wonder that marriages and families struggle as they do when the images of love, marriage, and family we are presented within the media are so distorted and confused? We can overcome this; instead of tuning in to Desperate Housewives or House, why not tune in to reading a book. Yes, that is why I love fairy tales, for their lessons are true, but we must bear in mind that such things do not just happen, we make them happen. May you decide to live happily ever after. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Angela Merici. “Angela, simple of heart, be with me! Angela, filled with confidence in your mission, be with me!” ~Author Unknown