St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/25


Patron Of: Against Bodily Ills, Against Sexual Temptation, Against Sickness, Sick People

Also known as
    Mary-Magdalen de'Pazzi

Memorial
    25 May

Profile
    Religious upbringing. Initially sent to a convent at age 14, she was taken back home by her family who opposed her religious vocation and wanted her to marry well. They eventually gave in, and Catherine became a Carmelite of the Ancient Observance at 16, taking the name Sister Mary Magdalen. Mystic. Led a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying particularly for the renewal of the Church and encouraging the sisters in holiness. Her life was marked by many extraordinary graces.

Born
    1566 at Florence, Italy as Catherine

Died
    25 May 1607

Beatified
    8 May 1626 by Pope Urban VIII

Canonized
    28 April 1669 by Pope Clement IX

Patronage
    against bodily ills
    against sexual temptation
    against sickness
    sick people



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 
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