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Italian martyr, murdered in 2000 to be beatified tomorrow


The celebrations in northern Italy for the beatification of Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti began Thursday night with Eucharistic adoration at a church in her hometown near Lake Como. The diocese of Como has organized three days of events leading up to her beatification on June 6, the anniversary of her murder in Chiavenna, Italy.


As we have reported earlier, twenty years ago, Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was killed by three Italian girls, as part of a Satanic ritual. Right up until the moment of her death, Sr. Mainetti prayed for her assassins.

The Catholic nun will be beatified tomorrow, the 6th of May, on the anniversary of her murder.

The celebration began in the Church of San Bernardino da Siena in Villatico di Colico, where Mainetti was born in 1939. The church hosted an evening of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with readings of meditations and reflections from the martyred sister’s diaries.

Bishop Oscar Cantoni of Como released a message to mark Mainetti’s beatification.

He said: “It is not a simple coincidence that the day of the beatification of Sister Maria Laura coincides with the feast of ‘Corpus Domini,’ the memorial of the wedding feast of the Lamb, immolated and victorious.”

Source: CNA

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