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Feastday: May 25

Patron against bodily ills; against sexual temptation; against sickness; sick people; Naples (co-patron)

Birth: 1566

Death: 1607


Discalced Carmelite mystic and healer. She was born in Florence to a distinguished Florentine family. Educated at San Giovanni Convent in Florence, she entered the Carmelites at Santa Maria degli Angeli Convent there in 1582 . After becoming seriously ill, Maria Magdalen experienced numerous ecstasies and five years of spiritual depression. She could read people’s minds and performed miracles of healing. Her revelations were recorded. Maria Magdalen died in Cannel and was canonized in 1669.


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