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.


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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