Elisabeth Canori Mora
|Blessed Elisabeth Canori Mora|
Anonymous painting of Elisabeth Canori Mora
21 November 1774|
|Died||5 February 1825
|Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||24 April 1994, St. Peter's Square by Pope John Paul II|
|Major shrine||San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane|
Blessed Elisabeth Canori Mora (1774–1825) was an Italian Trinitarian Order nun, beatified by Pope John Paul II on 24 April 1994. Elisabeth was born in an aristocratic family, the daughter of Thomas and Teresa Canori Primoli family. She studied with the Augustinian Sisters of Cascia between 1785 and 1788.
She married a successful lawyer, Christopher Mora, on 10 January 1796. She had four children, of whom the first two died a few days after birth, with two surviving daughters, Marianne and Luciana. Her husband proved unfaithful and violent, and reduced the family to poverty.
In 1801, Elisabeth nearly died from a mysterious illness and was inexplicably cured. She had her first mystical experience and began to counsel others and spend time with charitable works.
In 1807, Elisabeth became a member of the Trinitarian Order and her fame quickly spread throughout Rome. She predicted that her husband would eventually repent and become a devout catholic.
She died on 5 February 1825 while being cared for by her daughters. Shortly after her death, her husband joined the Trinitarians and later became a friar and a priest of the Conventual Franciscans.
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