Blessed Camilla Gentili

illustration of Blessed Camilla Gentili, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Born to the Italian nobility. Friend and supporter of the future Pope Benedict XIV. Suffered through an arranged marriage to the violent, abusive and anti-religious Baptiste Santucci who hated her family for their Catholicism, and in 1482 killed Pierozzo Grassi for being a pious Christian. Camilla intervened on her hubsand’s behalf and saved him from punishment, but he later turned on her, killing her defying him, for visiting her mother, and for remaining a pious Catholic. Martyr.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Camilla Gentili“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 August 2017. Web. 18 April 2021. <>