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The saint was born in 1474 in the diocese of Verona. Early in life she dedicated herself to Christ as His bride. After the death of her parents, she desired to live solely for God in quiet and solitude, but her uncle insisted that she manage his household.  She renounced her patrimony in order to observe most perfectly the rule for Franciscan Tertiaries.

During a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1524, she lost her eyesight temporarily. Pope Clement VII, whom she visited in Rome, desired her to remain in the Holy City. Later she founded a society for girls, under the protection of St. Ursula; this was the beginning of the Ursuline Order. St. Angela was almost seventy when she died; her body remained incorrupt for thirty days. Remarkable phenomena occurred at her burial in the Church of St. Afra.

I say that St Angela is an American saint because she is the founder of the Ursalines. a community of women religious with a continuous presence in the United States since 1727. 
Unfortunately, years of friction ensued between the two missionary groups until the eventual suppression of the Jesuits in the colony in 1763 following their suppression in France. In 1727 a band of French Ursuline Nuns arrived in New Orleans where they established a convent and a school for girls and began the task of attending to the Royal Hospital. In 1731 the colony again changed hands as the Company of the West relinquished its lease and returned it to the direst supervision of the French crown. There it remained until it was ceded to Spain by the secret treaty of Fontainebleau in 1762. The actual transfer, however, was not completed until 1769 when Spanish forces Captain-General Alexander O'Reily succeeded in putting down a rebellion of a segment of the French population.