Blessed Mary Magdalene Martinengo

Also known as

  • Margarita Martinengo
  • Maria Maddalena



Born to the Italian nobility. Her mother died while Mary was five months old; the lack of a mother affected the girl deeply, and led her to intense religious devotion and prayer. At age 18 she joined the Capuchin Poor Clares of Santa Maria della Neve in Brescia, Italy. Professed in 1706, she spent the rest of her life in the convent. Recognized in the convent for her holiness and prayer life. Twice prioress, and served several years as novice mistress. Worked to promote devotion to Christ Crucified, and used her own example to encourage penance and personal sacrifice for the Lord.






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  • MLA Citation

    • “Blessed Mary Magdalene Martinengo“. 18 May 2014. Web. 21 October 2014. <>