Blessed Maria Ripamonti

Blessed Maria RipamontiAlso known as

  • Sister Lucia of the Immaculata
  • Lucia dell’Immacolata
  • Lucia of Lecco
  • Lucia Ripamonte



Youngest of four children in her family; her father‘s name was Ferdinando, and Maria was baptized when she was 4 days old. As a girl, she began working in a local spinning mill to help support her family. She was active in her parish, tended to children, worked with Catholic Action, and was a close spiritual student of the parish priest, Father Luigi Piatti, as she felt a call to religious life. She became a sister in the Ancelle della carità (Handmaids of Charity) in Brescia, Italy in 1932, taking the name Lucia dell’Immacolata, and making her final profession in 1938. Sister Lucia developed a devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Maria Crocifissa di Rosa, and assisted visiting priest conducting retreats and the Spiritual Exercises.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Ripamonti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 October 2021. Web. 19 October 2021. <>