Foundress of Capuchin Poor Clares beatified in Naples
October 11, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Blessed Maria Llorença Llong (in Italian, Maria Lorenza Longo; 1463-1539) founded the Capuchin Poor Clares in 1538.
“A widow, she founded in Naples the Hospital for the Incurably Ill and the Capuchin Poor Clares,” Pope Francis said on October 10. “A woman of great faith and an intense life of prayer, she did all she could for the needs of the poor and the suffering.”
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