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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Mary Magdalena Bentivoglio
Also known as Anna Bentivoglio
Maria Maddalena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Maria Magdalena Bentivoglio
Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Profile A stubborn but pious child who enjoyed being at the Colosseum, imaging that she was living and dying alongside the ancient martyrs. Poor Clare nun at age 30. She found the discipline difficult, but saw it as a way to reach God, and practiced a strict observance to the Rule. Sent to America in 1875 to institute the Poor Clares. Some clerics told them that they would fail, that the contemplative life was not suited to Americans, but the sisters pressed on, sometimes having to move several times before being allowed to settle in peace. Founded houses in Omaha, Nebraska, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Evansville, Indiana, always in the face of opposition, with little support, and with her health failing. Her Cause for Canonization was introduced on April 1, 1969.
Born July 29, 1824 at Rome, Italy as Annetta Bentivoglio
Died August 18, 1905 of natural causes; during the last half hour of her life witnesses say that her wall crucifix gave off light which shone on her; body incorrupt after 30 years
Venerated; pending; if you have information relevant to the Cause of Mother Mary Magdalena, contact
Monastery of Saint Clare
509 South Kentucky Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714, USA
Additional Information Monastery of Saint Clare, Evansville, Indiana
Poor Clare Sisters, Omaha, Nebraska
Saint Clare's Monastery, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Readings All my life I have asked God for crosses and now that He has sent them, why should I not be glad?
- Mother Mary Magdalena
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Entry for 'Mary Magdalena Bentivoglio'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/m/mary-magdalena-bentivoglio.html. 1910.
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