Blessed Antonia Mesina

Also known as

  • Antonia Messina

Memorial

Profile

Second of ten children born to a peasant family. She received only four years of school, quitting to take over housekeeping from her mother, Grazia, who was bed-ridden with a heart condition. Joined Catholic Action at age ten, becoming an active and lively member and recruiter. At age 16, while out gathering wood for home, she was beaten and murdered by a teenage would-be rapist, fighting him off to her last breath; considered a martyr to purity.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Antonia, contact
       Parrocchia di S. Pietro Apostolo
       C.so Repubblica, 109
       08027 Orgosolo (NU), ITALY

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Antonia Mesina“. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 April 2014. Web. 26 July 2014. <>