nov 25, 1535 - Ursuline Order of Nuns
Angela Merici founded the order to combat heresy through Christian education, and it attained enormous prestige for the education of women since it was the first women's religious order to focus exclusively on the education of young girls. The Ursulines sought to re-Christianize society by training future wives and mothers. Until official papal recognition in 1565, the Ursulines could not travel far, but after, they spread to France and the New World.
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