Points of great connection to Mystical ROSE -- life of this Bl. MMM of July 27...
1. Brescia Diocese where MRM's apparitions to Pierina were had.
2. Recognized in the convent for her prayer life. Worked to promote devotion to Christ Crucified [like St. Maria Crocifissa di Rosa, who appeared to Pierina too], and used her example to personal sacrifice and penance and for the Lord.
Also known as
- Margarita Martinengo
- Maria Maddalena
Born to the Italian nobility. Her mother died while Mary was five months old; the lack of a mother affected the girl deeply, and led her to intense religious devotion and prayer. At age 18 she joined the Capuchin Poor Clares of Santa Maria della Neve in Brescia, Italy. Professed in 1706, she spent the rest of her life in the convent. Recognized in the convent for her holiness and prayer life. Twice prioress, and served several years as novice mistress. Worked to promote devotion to Christ Crucified, and used her own example to encourage penance and personal sacrifice for the Lord.
Born 5 October 1687 at Brescia, Italy
Died 27 July 1737 in Brescia, Italy of natural causes
Venerated 5 May 1778 by Pope Pius VI (decree of heroic virtues)
Beatified 3 June 1900 by Pope Leo XIII
Canonized if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Mary, contact
- Monastero dell’Immacolata Via Arimanno, 17 25127 Brescia, ITALY