Monday, October 21, 2019

Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti – Saint of the Day – February 1

Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Giovanna Francesca Michelotti, Taking care of the sick poor Born: 29 August 1843 in France, Europe. Worked in Lyon, France. Died: 1 February 1888 in Turin, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on February 1.
The Memorial of Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti – Saint of the Day Biography

Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti, Taking care of the sick poor Profile

Date of Birth 29 August 1843
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Nuns/Sisters who became Saints
Profession Taking care of the sick poor
Place of Work Lyon, France
Date of Death 1 February 1888
Place of Death Turin, Italy
Feast Day February 1
Beatification Beatified by Pope Paul VI on 1 November 1975
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of 1. Little Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
2. the Sick and Poor

Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti Biography

When Ann was at a very young age, her father died leaving her to grow in poverty. However, her family always had the time to care for those worse than them. She joined the sisters of Saint Charles in Lyon, France. Unfortunately, Ann lost her mother and brother (Antonio) which led her to join the novitiate of the sisters in Lyon in 1863 having the name Sister Giovanna Francesca of the Visitation.

The congregation was later dissolved in 1871, and Sister Giovanna left to live with her Fathers family for a while before she founded the Little Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1874. This was to cater for the sick poor from which the servants continue their good work today. She died in 1888 after a long spell of bronchial asthma.

Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti
Blessed Giovanna Francesca Michelotti