A pious child, Anna ran away from home at age seven to become a missionary. Married. Widowed at age 39, she devoted herself to ministering to the poor and women prisoners. Founded the Institute of the Good Shepherd of Parma a lay group to help women who had fallen on hard times. Founded the Servants of the Immaculata, a religious congregation with the same design.
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43100 Parma, ITALY
- “Blessed Anna Maria Adorni Botti“. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 January 2014. Web. 21 October 2014. <>