Saint Maddalena of Canossa

Saint Magdalena Gabriela CanossaAlso known as

  • Magdalena Gabriela Canossa
  • Magdalen Canossa

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One of five children born to a wealthy and famous family, her father died and mother abandoned them all to a governess when Maddalen was five years old. Nun, studying in the Carmel of Trent, Italy and then Conegliano, Italy. Developed a ministery to the poor in Verona, Italy based in the Canossa Castle of her family. Founder of the Canossian Daughters of Charity and the Canossian Sons of Charity with a mission of providing free education to poor children. By the end of the 20th century there were more than 2,600 Canossians working around the world.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maddalena of Canossa“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 April 2014. Web. 13 July 2014. <>