Blessed Maria Theresia Ledóchowska

detail from an antique holy card of Blessed Maria Teresa Ledochowska
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Born to the Austrian noblity, the daughter of Count Anton Ledóchowski and Josephine Salis-Zizers, known as extremely religious people. When Maria’s father died of smallpox when she was 22, she turned to God for answers and began the spiritual move that would define the rest of her life. She devoted herself to supporting missionaries and fighting against slavery, writing, publishing, travelling, speaking and fund-raising endlessly. Founder of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Peter Claver.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Maria, contact
       Suore Missionarie di San Pietro Claver
       Via dell’Olmata16
       00184 Roma, ITALY

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Theresia Ledóchowska”. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 December 2012. Web. 17 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/blessed-maria-theresia-ledochowska/>