- Archangela Girlani
name=Blessed Archangela Girlani
January 25 1494
Roman Catholic Church
October 1 1864
Pope Pius X
Blessed Archangela Girlani (
1460- 25 January 1494) is a Roman Catholic saint beatifiedon 1 October 1864, by Pope Pius X. Her feast dayis celebrated on 13 February.
The Blessed Archangela Girlani was born in
Trino, Italyand was baptized Eleanor. Throughout her life, she planned to become a Benedictine nun. However, on her way to the convent, her horse refused to take her there. Interpreting this a a sign, she became a Carmelitenun in Parma, and took the name "Archangela". She was professed in 1478. She was named prioress of the convent, and founded a new Carmelite convent in Mantua. She was reported to have the gifts of ecstasies, levitation, and miracles.
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