Blessed Maria Laura Mainetti

Blessed Maria Laura MainettiAlso known as

  • Teresina Elsa Mainetti



Baptized in Villatico di Colico on 22 August 1939 at the age of 2 days. Sisters of the Cross nun, entering the novitiate in Rome, Italy on 22 August 1957 and taking the name Sister Maria Laura. Her ministry was to children and young people both as a class room teacher and spiritual leader in the Italian cities of Vasto, Rome, Parma and Chiavenna. Superior of her community in Chiavenna. Stabbed and beaten to death by three girls who wanted to commit an act of Satanism; she had 19 stab wounds, and died praying for her attackers. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Maria Laura Mainetti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 June 2021. Web. 3 August 2021. <>