Please take just a moment to reflect on what it must be like for young girls in today’s society. Let us introduce them to…
YDOSA can be an effective tool for girls to better themselves, become closer to Jesus, understand the charism of Saint Angela, and give them a firm standing in an uncertain world.
YDOSA stands for Young Daughters of Saint Angela. It is an organization for young women ages 11-18 who are interested in learning more about Saint Angela Merici and the faith and values she taught young women that have been passed down to the present day. We also do service projects to help others.
We declare ourselves as young daughters of Saint Angela Merici. As members of YDOSA, we learn about Saint Angela and how to follow in her footsteps. We strive to become more educated, innovative and daring as we reach out in service. As we acknowledge the need of gospel values in today’s world, we strive to carry on Saint Angela’s mission, adapting to the needs of the times and trusting in her intercession and the infinite mercy of God.
Born between 1470 and 1475 in Desenzano. Italy, Angela Merici was a farm girl. She had at least three brothers and two sisters, some of whom died very young. Angela and her siblings listened intently to their father as he read to them the lives of the saints. Angela aspired to be a saint and spent much time in prayer. While still a teen, or perhaps at the age of 20, Angela had a vision in which she learned that her deceased sister was in heaven and that she herself would found a company of women. On Nov. 25, 1535, she founded the Company of Saint Ursula, known throughout the world today as the Ursuline Sisters. You can find out more about Angela at the YDOSA meetings!
YDOSA can help a girl take these important steps in life…
Saint Angela Merici’s support from heaven can encourage girls to talk to God and learn God’s plan for their life.
Founded in 1874 in western Kentucky, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are sustained by prayer and vowed life in community. They proclaim Jesus through education and Christian formation in the spirit of their founder, Saint Angela Merici. The sisters minister in Kansas, Kentucky and several other states and in Chile, South America. They focus on education; church ministry; social outreach and justice advocacy with the poor, children, the elderly, immigrants and the homeless; and ministries of body, mind and spirit.