Blessed Maria Crocifissa Curcio – Saint of the Day – July 4

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Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio Biography

Blessed Maria Crocifissa Curcio Profile. Born: January 30, 1877, in Italy, Europe. Worked in Porto Santa Rufina, Italy. Died: July 4, 1957, in Santa Marinella, diocese of Porto Santa Rufina, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on July 4.


Saint of the Day

Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth

January 30, 1877

Country of Birth

Italy of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters



Place of Work

Porto Santa Rufina, Italy

Date of Death

July 4, 1957

Place of Death

Santa Marinella, diocese of Porto Santa Rufina, Italy.

Feast Day

July 4


Pope Benedict XVI



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Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio Biography

Blessed Maria Crocifissa Curcio was conceived on 30 January 1877 in Ragusa as the seventh of ten offspring of Salvatore Curcio and Concetta Franzò. She was baptised in the congregation of San Bartolomeo the day after her introduction to the world. Diabetic and experienced a scope of medical problems identified with that. Her First Communion held in 1885.


Bl. Curcio, noted for her insight and her active nature and had concise training in school of only six years. Regardless of this, she taught herself through perusing the immense scope of books in her family library. Out of all works she read, profoundly attracted to the Life of Saint Therese of Jesus, and this helped her to perceive her religious calling.

In 1890 – notwithstanding parental protest – she joined the Carmelite tertiaries in Ispica. She and a few others moved in together to check whether they all were set up for such an actual existence. Moved to Modica and she utilized her an opportunity to support poor people and stranded young ladies. Made her calling as “Maria” in 1895. Chosen as the prioress of the Chapter in 1897 and held that post until 1908. Despite the fact that content with her Carmelite life, she before long felt called to live as a religious instead of as a lay Carmelite.


She quickly lived with Dominican nuns however realized her place was not with them. Stayed with them while under the profound direction of the Bishop of Noto Giovanni Blandini. It was the last’s successor, Giovanni Vizzini, who urged her to seek after a Dominican employment, to which she delicately rejected for she felt no incredible association with their charism or lifestyle.

In June 1924 she met Father Lorenzo van nook Eerenbeemt who filled in as a Carmelite scholar.


She ventured out to Rome on 17 May 1925 with Father Lorenzo to observe the canonization of Thérèse of Lisieux under Pope Pius XI. Before long she moved to Santa Marinella on 3 July 1925 so as to work solely with poor people and penniless. Picked up the authorization of Cardinal Antonio Vico to set up a request there; it was on 16 July 1926 that her little group of Carmelites was affirmed. It was there that she established the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, and the request got formal ecclesiastical endorsement in 1930.

The request likewise got the endorsement of Cardinal Tommaso. That equivalent year, she made her last calling as a religious for the sake of “Maria Crocifissa”. The objective of her new request was “to carry spirits to God” through activities, for example, supporting families, aiding poor people, and the training of youngsters. Sent a portion of the sisters to Brazil in December 1947 to spread their otherworldliness, while guiding them to “always remember the poor”.


She passed on 4 July 1957. Covered in the Mother House from 16 June 1991 to the present in Rome. In the here and now her evangelists spread to different countries, for example, Canada and Tanzania.

Blessed Maria Crocifissa Curcio
Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio

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