April 23 – Blessed Maria Gabriella: Patron Saint against Poverty

Blessed Maria Gabriella, Patron Saint against Poverty (Memorial: April 23)

Extract from B. Maria Gabriella Sagheddu (1914-1939) (Multilingual): “Maria Sagheddu (1914-1939) was born in Dorgali, Sardinia, into a family of shepherds. Witnesses from the period of her childhood and adolescence speak of a character obstinate, critical, protesting, rebellious, but with a strong sense of duty, of loyalty, of obedience. What everyone noticed was the change that came about in her at eighteen: little by little she became gentle; the spirit of prayer and of charity grew in her, a new ecclesial and apostolic sensibility appeared; she enrolled in `Azione Cattolica’, a Catholic Youth Movement. There was born in her the depth of listening that hands itself totally over to the will of God. At twenty one she chose to consecrate herself to God and, following the guidance of her spiritual father, entered the monastery of Grottaferrata, an economically and culturally poor community, governed at that time by Mother Pia Gullini.”   See picture of Blessed Maria Gabriella.  See also:  Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu: the Apostle for Spiritual EcumenismBeata María Gabriela Sagheddu (Sp), and Beata Maria Gabriella Sagheddu (It).


We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of Bl. Maria Gabriella on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:


Ongoing Displacement due to the Earthquake January 12, 2010)in Haiti (Ongoing) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 19 – August 1, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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