St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

 

Feast Day - May 25th

MARY MAGDALEN of PazziProfile:
Religious upbringing. Initially sent to a convent at age 14, she was taken back home by her family who opposed her religious vocation and wanted her to marry well. They eventually gave in, and Catherine became a Discalced Carmelite at 16, taking the name Sister Mary Magdalen. Mystic. Led a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying particularly for the renewal of the Church and encouraging the sisters in holiness. Her life was marked by many extraordinary graces.

Born - 1566 at Florence, Italy as Catherine

Died - May 25, 1607

Canonized - 1669 by Pope Clement X

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