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Feastday: April 22

Patron of Ecumenism

Birth: 1914

Death: 1939

Beatified By: 25 January 1983, Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, Rome, Italy by John Paul II


Blessed Sister Maria Gabriella Sagheddu was a Trappist nun. She was born in Sardinia in 1914 and died of tuberculosis in the Trappist monastery of Grottaferrata in 1939. Because of her spiritual devotion to Christian unity, she was beatified by pope John Paul II in 1983.


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