Mother Luigia Borgiotti

Mother Luigia BorgiottiAlso known as

  • Aloysia Borgiotti

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Daughter of a prominent attorney. Though hers was a pious family, Luigia grew up a somewhat silly girl devoted to social life. However, in her late teens her piety increased, she developed a devotion to the Via Crusis, and at age 18 she had an unexplained conversion experience, decided to surrender completely to God, made a personal vow of chastity, and took over the running of her home and the care of her mother and two brothers, all three of whom were invalids. Following their deaths, in 1834 Luigia joined the Compagnia delle Umiliate (Company of the Humble) in Turin, Italy, a group whose mission was to care for the sick poor in their own homes, and those who came to the hospital of San Giovanni. In every sick person, Luigia saw the image of the suffering Christ; she worked with the Company for 31 years, eventually serving as vice-prioress. At age 62, she worked with Blessed Marco Antonio Durando to co-found the Daughters of the Passion of Jesus the Nazorean (Nazarene Sisters) in Turin. The Sisters also care for the sick at home, and Luigia served as their superior for the final eight years of her life. Her Cause for Canonization has opened.

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MLA Citation

  • “Mother Luigia Borgiotti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2018. Web. 22 September 2018. <>