Roman Rite Calendar - 11/25
Daughter of Angiolo Corsini, a royal army captain of grenadiers, and Giulia Salvi. Due to her father's military postings, she lived in Pistioa, Florence, Arrezo and Rome by the time Maria was nine. Initially enrolled in a Rome parochial school, her father transferred Maria to public school after one of the nuns bad-mouthed the king. Volunteer Red Cross nurse during the Great War. Catechist to women parishioners. Married to Blessed Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi. Mother of four. During World War II, their home became a shelter for refugees. Professor, and writer on education. Member of Women's Catholic Action. Noted speaker to women's lay groups. Her beatification miracle involved healing a young man with a severe circulatory disorder; he is now 35 years old, and a neurosurgeon in Milan, Italy. Widow.
24 June 1884 at Florence, Italy
21 October 2001 by Pope John Paul II
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