Blessed Victoria Strata

Also known as

  • Mary Victoria Fornari
  • Mary Victoria Fornari-Strata
  • Mary Victoria Fornaristrata
  • Mary Victoria Strata
  • Victoria Fornari

Memorial

Profile

Happily married to Angelo Strata from age seventeen to twenty-six. Mother of six. Widowed in 1587 at age 25, Victoria wanted to marry again because of her children, but a vision of the Virgin Mary convinced her to begin a single life of motherhood, chastity, prayer, and charity to the poor. When her children were grown, she and ten like-minded friends took vows of religion in 1605, and used a grant from a rich friend to found their first house. The group formed the beginnings of the Blue Annonciades or Blue Nuns which soon had houses scattered through Italy and France. Victoria served the rest of her life as the congregation’s first superior.

Born

Died

Beatified

Canonized

if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Victoria, contact
   Monastero della SS.ma Annunziata
   16010 S. Cipriano di Serra Riccò (GE)
   ITALY

Readings

Be brave and courageous. I shall take both you and your children under my wing. Live in peace, without anxiety. Trust yourself to my care and above all devote yourself to the love of God. -Blessed Virgin Mary in a vision to Blessed Victoria

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Victoria Strata“. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 September 2014. Web. 20 October 2014. <>