The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century – Maria Cherubina Clara Saraceni

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In silent solitude all unknown to the world the Servant of God, Maria Cherubina Clara Saraceni, worked out her sanctification. She was a native of Rome, the child of poor parents and after a spotless youth joined the Sisters of Saint Clare at Assisi. The Lord permitted her many sufferings, but enriched her with extraordinary graces. Her devotion to the Holy Eucharist and her zeal for the salvation of souls were most remarkable. If she envied anyone it was the missionaries who could go forth to announce the doctrine of Christ, and therefore she prayed most earnestly for their success. She died on 1 February 1891, revered by her sisters in religion for her holy life and happy death.

MLA Citation

  • Father Constantine Kempf, SJ. “Maria Cherubina Clara Saraceni”. The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times, 1916. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2018. Web. 22 April 2019. <>