Blessed Maria Luigia Velotti

Blessed Maria VelottiAlso known as

  • Maria Luigia of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Mariella (childhood nickname)

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Born to Francesco Velotti and Teresa Napoletano, Maria was baptised on the day she was born, but was orphaned before the age of three. She was raised by an aunt named Caterina who was virulently opposed to Maria’s piety and call to religious life. Maria became a Franciscan tertiary, taking the name Maria Luigia of the Blessed Sacrament. With Eletta Albini, she founded the Franciscan Sisters Adorers of the Holy Cross.

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Died

Venerated

Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Luigia Velotti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2021. Web. 21 January 2021. <>