Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani – Feast Day – May 6

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Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani Profile. Born: 19 January 1813 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 6 May 1887 in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on May 6.
The Memorial of Bl. Maria Catalina Troiani-  Saint of the Day

Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani Biography

Date of Birth 19 January 1813
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Nun
Place of Work Italy, Egypt
Date of Death 6 May 1887
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day May 6
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 14 April 1985
Canonization N/A
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Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani was born on 19 January 1813 in Giuliano di Roma, a small town in Italy. She was the third of four children born to Tommaso Troiani and Teresa Panici. Maria’s mother died when she was six. Maria desired to enter the convent, so she approached the bishop of Ferentino and asked him if she could be a part of them. Maria stayed and learned the Franciscan path with Saint Francis of Assisias a guide and dedicated herself to the care and education of girls. 

On 8 December 1829 Maria changed her name to “Maria Teresa of Saint Rose” in honor of Saint Rose of Viterbo and was sent as a missionary to North Africa. In 1852 Franciscan school for poor girls was established in Cairo, Egypt a request requested the Apostolic Vicar of Egypt. On 4 September 1859, she and other four sisters met with Pope Pius IX to give their service, and he gave them his blessing. Maria’s group together with Father Giuseppe Moden arrived in Cairo on 14 September 1859 to begin their work. 

On 5 July 1868, the group received approval as a formal congregation under the name Third Order Franciscan Sisters of Cairo and over time the Order changed its names several times;

  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Egypt.
  • Franciscan Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


She died on May 6, 1887, in Cairo, Egypt of natural causes and buried in the Latin cemetery in Cairo. Her remains were re-interred in the chapel of Clot-Bey, church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Franciscan Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rome, Italy on 3 November 1967

Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani
Blessed Maria Catalina Troiani

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