Thursday, June 4, 2020

Blessed Josephine Vannini – Saint of the Day – February 23

Blessed Josephine Vannini Biography

Blessed Josephine Vannini Profile. Born: 7 July 1859 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 23 February 1911 in Rome, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on February 23.

The Memorial of Blessed Josephine Vannini – Saint of the Day

Blessed Josephine Vannini Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death

Date of Birth 7 July 1859
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Not Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 23 February 1911
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Feast Day February 23
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 16 October 1994
Canonization Canonized by Pope Francis on 13 May 2019
Patron Saint of N/A


Blessed Josephine Vannini was orphaned when she was still a kid. She was raised in Torlonia Conservatory under the guidance of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. Josephine joined the Daughters novitiate in Siena, Italy but was forced to leave for her poor health.

She met Blessed Louis Tezza in 1891 while on a retreat. Louis was thinking of founding a women’s community for the care of sick and invited Josephine to help establish the new community. In 1892, she and two companions received the garment of Camillian tertiaries making their vows the following year and adding service to the sick.

In1895, they took their perpetual vows and Josephine was selected the superior General. Louis was sent to Lima in Peru with the responsibility for the new congregation rested with Mother Vannini. Under her leadership, the congregation expanded to France, Belgium, and Argentina.

Bl. Josephine Vannini
Bl. Josephine Vannini