Daughter of Angiolo Corsini, a royal army captain of grenadiers, and Giulia Salvi. Due to her father‘s military postings, she lived in the Italian cities of Pistioa, Florence, Arrezo and Rome by the time Maria was nine. Initially enrolled in a Rome parochial school, her father transferred Maria to public school after one of the nuns bad-mouthed the king. She served as a volunteer Red Cross nurse during World War I. Catechist to women parishioners. Married to Blessed Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi. Mother of four. During World War II, their home became a shelter for refugees. Professor, and writer on education. Member of Women’s Catholic Action. Noted speaker to women‘s lay groups. Widow.
- 21 October 2001 by Pope John Paul II
- her beatification miracle involved the healing of a young man with a severe circulatory disorder; he is now a neuro-surgeon in Milan, Italy
[They] made their family an authentic domestic Church, open to life, prayer, witness of the Gospel, the social apostolate, solidarity with the poor, and friendship. – Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints
- “Blessed Maria Corsini Beltrame Quattrocchi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2013. Web. 3 May 2015. <>