Blessed Antonia Maria Verna

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Antonia early felt a call to religious life, and as a teenager began caring for and catechising children in her village. Attended the Institute in San Giorgio Canavese, simultaneously a student and a teacher. In 1806, she and several companions formed a group that would become the Institute of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of Ivrea, dedicated to teaching and catechising children, and home care for the sick; in 1819 they opened their first home, on 7 March 1828 King Charles Felix gave secular approval, and on 10 June 1828 her bishop gave his approval. Antonio spent the rest of her life, and ruined her health, in leading, promoting and expanding the Institute.





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  • “Blessed Antonia Maria Verna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2018. Web. 17 September 2021. <>