Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Blessed Luigia Poloni – Saint of the Day – November 11

Blessed Luigia Poloni Biography

Blessed Luigia Poloni Profile. Born: 26 January 1802 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 11 November 1855 in Verona, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on November 11.

The Memorial of Blessed Luigia Poloni – Saint of the Day

Blessed Luigia Poloni Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 26 January 1802
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 11 November 1855
Place of Death Verona, Italy
Feast Day November 11
Beatification Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 September 2008
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of

Bl. Luigia Poloni Biography

Bl. Luigia Poloni was also known as Mother Vincenza Maria. She was baptized on birth being the youngest of the 12 children born to a pious family of a small businessman who ran a grocery and a pharmacy in Verona, Italy.

When her father died, she took over the family wealth. She became a spiritual student of Blessed Charles Steeb and later became a nun. Together with Charles, they founded the Sisters of Mercy of Verona to work with the elderly and abandoned girls.

The Sisters continue their good work today in Italy, Germany, Portugal, Albania, Tanzania, Angola, Burundi, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and have been joined by the affiliated Laity of Mercy.

Bl. Luigia Poloni
Bl. Luigia Poloni