Blessed Veronica Antal

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The eldest of four children in her family, Veronica was taught Christianity by her pious grandmother. When she was old enough, the girl would walk five miles each day to Halaucesti, Romania for daily Mass at the closest church to her home. Veronica was drawn to religious life, but all religious orders had been outlawed by the Communist government, so she joined the lay Franciscan at age 17. She helped care for the local sick and poor, taught catechism to children, and prayed in a cell she constructed in her parent’s house. On the evening of 24 August 1958, Veronica stayed after Mass to clean up the church, then began praying the rosary as she walked home. On the road she was attacked by a neighbor who demanded sex, and when she refused, stabbed her to death. Considered a Martyr of Chastity.





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  • “Blessed Veronica Antal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2020. Web. 11 May 2021. <>