- Magdalena Gabriela Canossa
- Magdalen Canossa
One of five children born to a wealthy and famous family, her father died and mother abandoned them all to a governess when Maddalen was five years old. Nun, studying in the Carmel of Trent, Italy and then Conegliano, Italy. Developed a ministery to the poor in Verona, Italy based in the Canossa Castle of her family. Founder of the Canossian Daughters of Charity and the Canossian Sons of Charity with a mission of providing free education to poor children. By the end of the 20th century there were more than 2,600 Canossians working around the world.
- “Saint Maddalena of Canossa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 April 2013. Web. 27 March 2015. <>