Blessed Luigia Poloni Biography
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|
|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|
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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.