Blessed Mary Fontanella

Blessed Mary FontanellaAlso known as

  • Mary of the Angels
  • Maria degli Angeli
  • Maria Fontanella of the Angels



Born to the nobility, one of eleven children Count Fontenella of Santena, Italy. At age twelve she joined the Cistercians at Saluzzo, Italy. Unfortunately, Mary’s father died soon after, and Mary had to return home to help with the family. Four years later, over the protests of her family, she joined the Carmelites in Turin, Italy. Visionary and mystic, she was the victim of numerous demonic attacks. Novice mistress in 1691 at age 33. Prioress in 1694. Founded a Carmelite monastery at Moncalieri, Italy. Noted for her strong devotion to Saint Joseph.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Mary Fontanella“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 February 2020. Web. 9 December 2021. <>