Blessed Eurosia Fabris

detail of the beatification portrait of Blessed Eurosia Fabris; swiped from the Vatican web siteAlso known as

  • Eurosia Fabris Barban
  • Mamma Rosa
  • Rosina Fabris



Born to a farm family, the daughter of Luigi and Maria Fabris, she grew up with the nickname Rosina. In 1870, when Eurosia was four, the family moved to Marola di Torri, Italy where she lived the rest of her life. She had only two years of school, forced to leave in 1874 at age eight to help her parents on the farm. Rosina learned dress-making from her mother. She made her First Communion at age twelve, and joined the Association of the Daughters of Mary at Marola. She was strongly devoted to the Holy Spirit, the infant Jesus, the Cross of Christ, the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary, and the souls in the Purgatory. In her teens she taught catechism to children, and taught girls to sew. She received several marriage proposals but repeatedly turned them down.

In 1885 a neighbor woman died, leaving two children under the age of two, and Rosina began caring for them. She married Carlo Barban on 5 May 1886, and the two took in the children. The couple had nine more children of their own, and their home became a gathering place for all the children of the village; Eurosia received the new nickname of Mamma Rosa. Three of her sons became priests, and one of them was her biographer. Along with her endless work load as a mother, Rosa managed to maintain a deep prayer life. She was the core of her family in both spiritual and practical matters, and was known for her charity to the poor, feeding the hungry and nursing the sick. Widowed in 1930. Franciscan tertiary. Through her whole life her home was an ideal Christian community for family and friends.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Eurosia Fabris“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 January 2019. Web. 27 October 2021. <>