Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani Biography – Feast Day: February 25

Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani Biography

Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani was the daughter of Baron Benedict Pisani, Mompalao Cuzker and Vincenza Carrano. Her father was a rich noble Maltese, and an alcoholic. Blessed Maria was brought up by her grandmother. Her father was involved in a revolt and had to exile to Malta in 1821. Adeodata and her mother then joined him in 1825.

The Memorial of Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani: Early Life

Benedictine began learning at the age of 21, Blessed Maria renouncing her wealth and title when taking her final vows. Cloistered nun for the rest of her life. Seamstress, sacristan, porter, teacher, and novice mistress. Abbess from 1851 to 1853, her ill health forced her to end her service early. known for her holiness, her love of the poor, self-imposed austerities, and ecstasies so complete that she was seen to levitate.

The occurrence for Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani beatification miracle was on 24 November 1897. This was when Abbess Giuseppina Damiani from the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist Subiaco, Italy suddenly gets healed from a stomach tumor following her request for Blessed Maria Pisani’s intervention.

Blessed Maria’s delays were because of causes for years due to not only lack of funds but also political problems between Malta and Italy.

Blessed Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date.


Blessed Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, Nun Profile

Date of Birth 29 December 1806
Country of Birth Italy of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Nuns/Sisters who became Saints
Profession Nun
Place of Work Mdina, Malta
Date of Death 25 February 1855
Place of Death Mdina, Malta
Feast Day February 25
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 9 May 2001
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of Protection against cancer

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Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani

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Born in Italy of a Maltese father, Sister Maria Adeodata Pisani came here at the age of 19. She spent most of her life as a fine figure of Benedictine religious sanctification in the Monastery of Saint Peter.

A good number of the Sisters of the Monastery were not able to come here but are following this ceremony on television. “To you my dear Sisters, I send a very special blessing on this happy day”. Prayer, obedience, service of her Sisters and maturity in performing her given tasks: these were the elements of Maria Adeodata’s silent, holy life.

Hidden in the heart of the Church, she sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching (Luke 10:39), savoring the things that last forever (Colossians 3:2). Through her prayer, work and love, she became a well-spring of that spiritual and missionary fruitfulness without which the Church cannot preach the Gospel as Christ commands, for mission and contemplation require each other absolutely.

Sister Adeodata’s holy example definitely helped to promote the renewal of religious life in her own Monastery. I, therefore, wish to commend to her intercession a special intention of my heart. Much has been done in recent times to familiarize religious life to the changed circumstances of today. The benefit of this can be seen in the lives of very many religious men and women. But there is a need for a renewed appreciation of the deeper theological reasons for this special form of consecration.

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