I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Leonarda-IsabellaIsabella Leonarda (September 6, 1620 – February 25, 1704) was an Italian composer.

At the age of 16, she entered the Collegio di Sant’Orsola, an Ursuline convent, where she stayed for the remainder of her life. Leonarda is most renowned for the numerous compositions that she created during her time at the convent, making her one of the most productive woman composers of her time.