Blessed Gertrude Prosperi

detail of an Italian holy card of Blessed Gertrude Prosperi, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e Beati; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Sister Maria Luisa Angelica



Born to a wealthy, pious family, the daughter of Dominic and Maria Diomedi. Joined the Benedictines at the monastery of Sante Lucia di Trevi on 4 May 1820, taking the name Sister Maria Luisa Angelica. Served as nurse, sacristan, camerlenga and novice mistress. Elected abbess on 1 October 1837; she served for the rest of her life. Revived obsservance to the Rule of the Order. Devoted to Eucharistic adoration. Received a visions of Christ carrying his cross, of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and of Jesus as a pilgrim.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gertrude Prosperi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2015. Web. 9 October 2015. <>