Since succeeding Benedict XVI, who became the first sitting Pope to retire from office in almost 600 years, Francis has won affection worldwide for his humble demeanor and common touch. Don't be fooled.
1/27: Saint Angela Merici (1470-1540 ) Founder of the Ursulines . . . to enable women to live consecrated lives in their own homes and keeping their occupations. At a time when women were expected to choose between a husband or a cloistered life, it was a daring move!