Born to Giacomo Bracco and Anna Pera, two humble and devoutly Catholic farmers. A pious child, she early developed a devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary; as she grew older would go into ecstatic trances while staring at the Blessed Sacrament. Went to Mass daily, and prayed her rosary while doing daily chores. Murdered by a Nazi officer who was trying to rape her.
I would rather be killed than give in. – Blessed Teresa’s personal life motto
- “Blessed Teresa Bracco“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2015. Web. 3 June 2015. <>