- Maria Luisa Manganiello
Born to a farm family. Lifelong lay woman in the Diocese of Benevento, Italy. She was strongly drawn to the religious life, and became a Secular Franciscan Tertiary. Having received the blessing of Pope Blessed Pius IX for her project, Teresa was in the process of forming a new congregation when she died of a sudden illness. However, her work led to the creation of the Franciscan Immaculatine Sisters by Father Lodovico Acernese, and Teresa is considered the spiritual cornerstone of the congregation.
- 22 May 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI
- beatification recognition was celebrated at the Square of the Basilica of Madonna delle Grazie, Benevento, Italy, presided by Archbishop Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Teresa Manganiello“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2015. Web. 24 May 2016. <>