Blessed Anna Michelotti

antique Italian holy card of Blessed Anna Michelotti, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Giovanna Francesca
  • Giovanna Francesca della Visitazione



Anna’s father died when she was very young, and though she grew up in poverty, her family always had time to care for those worse off than themselves. She studied with the Sisters of Saint Charles in Lyon, France. Following the death of her mother and brother, Anna entered the novitiate of the Sisters in Lyon in 1863, taking the name Sister Giovanna Francesca of the Visitation. The Congregation was dissolved in 1871, and Sister Giovanna lived for a while with her father‘s family. In 1874 she founded the Little Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to care for the sick poor; the Servants continue their good work today.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Anna Michelotti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2021. Web. 4 December 2021. <>