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Saint Vincenza Gerosa
Foundress
Born 1784, Lovere, Lombardy, Italy
Died 28 June, 1847
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 30 May, 1926
Canonized 18 May, 1950 by Pope Pius XII
Feast 28 June

Vincentia Gerosa (1784-1847) was an Italian saint who, together with Bartolomea Capitanio, founded the Sisters of Charity of Lovere.

She was a native of Lovere, Lombardy. She met Bartolomea when she was 40 years old. Together, they founded the order because of their concern over the ignorance and neglect of the people of their area which they saw. Vincenza would continue with the order several years after Bartholomea died. Vincenza herself died in 1847.

They were both canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1950. Vincenza's feast day is celebrated on June 28.

References

  • Attwater, Donald; Catherine Rachel John (1993). The Penguin Dictionary of Saints (3rd ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0140513124.  

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