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Feastday: May 17
Birth: 1846
Death: 1929
Beatified By: 27 April 2003, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II
Canonized By: 17 October 2010, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI

Saint Giulia Salzano (October 13, 1846 - May 17, 1929) was the founder of the Congregation of the Catechetical Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1905. She was raised and educated by the Sisters of Charity in the Royal Orphanage of Saint Nicola La Strada until the age of fifteen. She was a school teacher and catechist in Casoria, Naples, and a friend and co-worker with Saint Caterina Volpicelli. Salzano is noted for her personal devotion to the Virgin Mary. She encouraged others in devotion to Our Lady and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


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