Venerable Rosa di Majo

Venerable Rosa di MajoAlso known as

  • Sister Maria Dolores of Christ the King


Born to a poor, small town family, she was baptized at the age of a week and grew up as a pious child, active in her parish church. Member of the Daughters of Mary. Member of the Oblates of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy from 1 February 1915 to 9 September 1929. Spiritual student of Blessed Maria Teresa Casini. For health reasons, Rosa had to return to her family in Palermo, Italy in 1929. There, based her plans on the example and wisdom of Blessed Maria Casini, Rosa founded the Ancelle Missionarie di Cristo Re (Sisters Handmaids of Christ the King) on 4 August 1930; they received the habit from Redemptorist Father Luigi Nobili on the Feast of Christ the King in 1930, and Mother Rosa served as their superior for the rest of her life.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Rosa di Majo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 26 January 2022. <>