A St. Angela Merici pendant can be found at the Catholic Faith Store. Did you know that St. Angela Merici founded the Ursuline order of nuns? After being orphaned at age fifteen and soon after mourned the death of her only sister. Angela prayed to God for comfort and joined the order of St. Francis convent. She is credited with mystical visions, for being cured of temporary blindness, starting schools for girls, and an order of nuns that today operates throughout the world. St. Angela is the patron saint of orphans, sickness, and handicapped people.