A pious child, Anna ran away from home at age seven to become a missionary. Married. Widowed at age 39, she devoted herself to ministering to the poor and women prisoners. Founded the Institute of the Good Shepherd of Parma a lay group to help women who had fallen on hard times. Founded the Servants of the Immaculata, a religious congregation with the same design.
- “Blessed Anna Maria Adorni Botti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 April 2015. Web. 14 February 2016. <>