Blessed Teresa Manganiello

Memorial

Also known as

  • Maria Luisa Manganiello

Profile

Born to a farm family. Lifelong lay woman in the Diocese of Benevento, Italy. She was strongly drawn to the religious life, and became a Secular Franciscan Tertiary. Having received the blessing of Pope Blessed Pius IX for her project, Teresa was in the process of forming a new congregation when she died of a sudden illness. However, her work led to the creation of the Franciscan Immaculatine Sisters by Father Lodovico Acernese, and Teresa is considered the spiritual cornerstone of the congregation.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Teresa Manganiello“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 November 2014. Web. 27 November 2014. <>