Venerable Alessandra Ghilardi

Also known as

  • Sister Clarangela


While working at a nursing home, she met and came to admire the Sisters of the Poor, Palazzolo Institute, and joined them on 8 September 1952. Assigned to the Belgian Congo in 1959, she spent the rest of her life working there in the missions, primarily as a midwife, but died while treating patients in the Ebola epidemic.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Alessandra Ghilardi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 May 2021. Web. 12 May 2021. <>