The Carmelite Review – Blessed Joanna Scopelli

Blessed Jane ScopelliBlessed Joanna Scopelli, whose feast occurs on July 11th, was born at Reggio, Italy, in 1428, from noble parents. She determined to have no spouse but Jesus Christ and resolved not to leave home till her parents’ death. She built a convent and got other ladies to join her, placing it under the rule and care of the Carmelite Fathers of Mantua. She became superior, and was an example to all the religious. She obtained all the graces she asked from God. The demon tempted her dreadfully, but he had no power over her, by prayer and the sacraments she put him to flight. At the age of sixty-three, finding her end approaching, she received the last sacraments with great fervor; she exhorted her religious to be pious and charitable to each other, and to observe the rule with great exactness, and have a great devotion to the Scapular of Mount Carmel. She died in 1491.

– text taken from the article “Our Saints in July” in the July 1893 edition of The Carmelite Review magazine, author not listed