Blessed Assunta Marchetti

Memorial

Profile

One of eleven children. Nun. Co-founder the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinian Sisters) whose 800 sisters continue their work today in 26 countries.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

  • 25 October 2014 by Pope Francis
  • her beatification miracle involved the rapid, instantaneous, and permanent healing of Heraclides Teixeira Filho of “ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrest during the myocardial revascularization, dissection of cornary dx, cardio-surgical intervention of the myocardial revascularization in emergency conditions” in January 1994 at the Hospital Mãe de Deus in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • beatification recognition celebrated in São Paulo, Brazil, celebrated by by Cardinal Angelo Amato and Cardinal Odilo Scherer

Readings

She was a nun who was exemplary in the service of orphans, [and] of Italian immigrants. She saw Jesus present in the poor, in the orphans, in the sick, in the migrants. Let us give thanks to the Lord for this woman, a model of tireless missionary spirit and courageous dedication in the service of charity. - Pope Francis, 26 October 2014

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Assunta Marchetti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 April 2015. Web. 21 April 2015. <>