Blessed Maria Theresia Ledóchowska

detail from an antique holy card of Blessed Maria Teresa LedochowskaMemorial


Born to the Austrian noblity, the daughter of Count Anton Ledóchowski and Josephine Salis-Zizers, known as extremely religious people. When Maria’s father died of smallpox when she was 22, she turned to God for answers and began the spiritual move that would define the rest of her life. She devoted herself to supporting missionaries and fighting against slavery, writing, publishing, travelling, speaking and fund-raising endlessly. Founder of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Peter Claver.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Theresia Ledóchowska“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 February 2020. Web. 25 October 2020. <>