Blessed Teresa Manganiello

Blessed Teresa ManganielloMemorial

Also known as

  • Maria Luisa Manganiello


Born to a farm family. Lifelong lay woman in the Diocese of Benevento, Italy. She was strongly drawn to the religious life, and became a Secular Franciscan Tertiary. Having received the blessing of Pope Blessed Pius IX for her project, Teresa was in the process of forming a new congregation when she died of a sudden illness. However, her work led to the creation of the Franciscan Immaculatine Sisters by Father Lodovico Acernese, and Teresa is considered the spiritual cornerstone of the congregation.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Teresa Manganiello“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2015. Web. 15 April 2021. <>