Between 1248 and 1309 is consumed the
mystical experience of an unusual female character, very dear to the city of Foligno
the Blessed Angela from Foligno
. The date of her birth is not quite
certain, while it is certain that she died the 4th
January 1309. Her
life received a turn, when, lost all her family, undertaken a personnel
mystical walk receiving the Sacrament of the Penitence
into the Cattedrale
of San Feliciano
. After a trip to Assisi
she embraced the Rule of the
Order, living in poverty and chastity, stripping herself
of every good and living with her friend Masazuola
. Her internal life
and of prayer is narrated in a Memorial
known as The Book of the
Blessed Angela from Foligno
, fruit of a series of interviews had with a
smaller monk, relative and confessor of Angela. From her writings it emerges a
sort of genuine re-elaboration of the contents of the negative theology. Its
spirituality influenced various figures, among which we remember the Francesco
Ubertino da Casale
. The relics of the Blessed Angela from Foligno are still
guarded by the Conventual Smaller Monks of Foligno
near the St.
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