Blessed Benigna Cardoso da Silva

Blessed Benigna Cardoso da SilvaMemorial


The youngest of four children born to José Cardoso da Silva and Thereza Maria da Silva; her father died before she was born, her mother before Benigna was a year old, and she and her brother were then adopted by another family. Benigna was known as a pious girl, always willing to help at home and school, a good student who would interfere when other childen were being cruel or destructive, and was brought to tears whenever she saw a classmate punished. She was murdered fighting off a rapist, she is considered a martyr to chastity.





  • pending; previously planned recognition cancelled due to covid epidemic

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Benigna Cardoso da Silva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 January 2022. Web. 27 January 2022. <>