The Life of Saint Angela Celebrated In the weeks leading up to her Jan. 27 th feast day, St. Angela Merici – founder of the Ursuline Sisters — is being honored in various ways around the Mahoning Valley and world.In Youngstown, St. Angela Merici Parish is offering novena prayers and a series of informational talks about Saint Angela. Ursuline Sister of Youngstown Mary Alyce Koval spoke to a crowd at the parish Jan. 9, offering a historical account of St. Angela’s life utilizing a PowerPoint presentation. Sister Mary Alyce also talked with the crowd about how the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are tirelessly working as our founder instructed – comforting the ill, aiding the poor, educating all ages and connecting those who have gifts to share with those who have very little. There are currently 49 Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown. We also have about 60 associates and many volunteers. If you think you are called to be a nun or share in our ministry by volunteering, please visit our Share in Our Ministry page for more information. In 2012, the combined parishes of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Conception in city-center Youngstown changed their name to St. Angela Merici Parish to honor the work of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and St. Angela. On Jan. 16, new Ursuline Associate Dr. Linda Lucarell Miller will present following the novena prayer. Dr. Miller is a member of the Religious Education faculty at Ursuline High School, Youngstown, and completed her Doctor of Ministry project on the Charism of St. Angela Merici at the school (founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown) and how it effects the thriving of adolescents there. Her presentation at St. Angela Merici Parish will focus on living out the Merician Charism.