Maria Domenica Lazzeri

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Maria Domenica Lazzeri (1815–1848) also known as la Meneghina was an Italian mystic. The cause for her beatification was started in 1943.

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Maria Domenica Lazzeri was born May 16, 1815 in Capriana, Italy.[1] As of 1833 she became bedridden most of her life. According to her physician she ate nothing for the last 14 years of her life except for receiving Holy Communion.[2] She died April 4, 1848. Her cause was formally reopened in 1995, and she is currently styled Servant of God.

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  1. ^ " Her Life", Amici Della Meneghina
  2. ^ Women and self-sacrifice in the Christian church by Ida Magli, 2003, page 122. ISBN 0-7864-1407-3

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