St. Magdalene of Canossa with Children
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Imported from Italy.
Magdalene was born to a prominent family in 1774. She used her inheritance to work among the poor and eventually started convents of the Canossian Sisters in Venice, Milan, Bergamo, and Trent.
Magdalene died in her native city on April 10, 1835. She was beatified on December 8, 1941 by Pope Pius XII and was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 2, 1988. Her feast day is May 8.