Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis – Feast Day – January 2

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Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis was born on 1457 AD in Italy, Europe. Se worked in Italy and Died on January 2 1530 in Soncino, Italy. Her Feast Day is celebrated on January 2 every year.

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis Biography
Date of Birth 1457 AD
Country of Birth Italy of Europe
Profession Blessed
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death January 2 1530
Place of Death Soncino, Italy
Feast Day January 2
Beatification Beatified by Pope Benedict XIV (cultus confirmed) on 14 December 1740 
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of N/A

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis Life History

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis was born on February 5, 1457, at Soncino, Italy. She came from a peasant middle-class peasant family, and she helped in the field work. When she was still small, her father became Dominican Tertiary, and she visited with him the Dominican monastery. 

There Stephana met the blessed Matthew Carreri, who was pardoned with the stigma of Christ. His influence would last through Stefana long life. He taught her catechism and much of her own spirit of holiness.

In fact, he told her that one day she would become his spiritual heir. She did not understand this until many years later.

Already at a young age, Stephana started a sacred life with fasting and penitentiary exercises. The visions that would enrich her mysterious life began when she was seven, and she also made private promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Stefana had visions of our Lord and several of the Dominican saints, and she received a glorious ring as a sign of her mysterious marriage to Christ. From then on, her heart and mind were focused on God, and no attraction had enough power to distract her.

When Stefana was 14, Matthew Carreri died. She then had severe pain and understood that she had received stigmata. This was the legacy that Matthew had promised her.

At age 15, she joined the medical clinics in the nearby town of Crema. Stefana lived at home for many years and worked among the sick and the poor.

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis Date of Birth

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis was born on 1457 AD in Italy, Europe.

Place of Birth

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis was born on 1457 AD in Italy, Europe.

Family Background

She was born to pious parents; her father became a Dominican tertiary while Stephana was very young. She was taught her catechism by the stigmatic Blessed Matthew Carrieri who lived at the nearby Dominican convent; though she was too small to understand, he told her that she was to be his spiritual heiress.

She began receiving visions of Dominican saints from age seven, at which point she made personal vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. She began receiving visions of Dominican saints from age seven, at which point she made personal vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Profession

In 1485 she founded the monastery of San Paulo for Dominican theaters in Soncino, a few kilometers further east and today a lively small town. There she became the first abbess. As a tertiary, she went out to serve others, and as a member of a regulated community.

Stefana continued her service through both material and spiritual riches. People of all classes came to consult her and ask for her prayers. Among them were Saint Angela Merici and the Blessed Dominicans Augustin of Biella and Hosanna of Mantova.

She died on January 2, 1530, in Soncino after predicting the day and place where she would be buried. Her grave almost immediately became a pilgrimage target.

Her prayer was often marked in the monastery she had founded, where the sisters received both material and spiritual help through her intercession.

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis Date of Death

Bl Stephana de Quinzanis died on 2 January 1530 of at Soncino, Italy of natural causes.

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis Place of Death

She died on 2 January 1530 of at Soncino, Italy of natural causes and was laid to rest in Italy.

Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis Feast Day

Bl Stephana de Quinzanis is among the famous Blessed whose feast Day is celebrated on January 2 every year.

Beatification

She was beatified on 14 December 1740 by Pope Benedict XIV (cultus confirmed).

Canonized

Bl Stephana de Quinzanis was canonized by a Pre Congregation process and we are still keeping tabs to update this information soon.

Patron Saint of

There are no data based on who were her patron Saints but we are kepping tabs and we will update this information soon.


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