Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira was the first woman to be beatified in Brazil. She was still a young Daughter of Charity, 4 years-vocation, when she was martyred. Her fidelity to her vocation and her love for everyone without preferences were so intense that she didn’t hesitate to give her life for them.
On 9 April 1993, Good Friday, after participating in a penitential celebration she was brutally murdered by a resident of Dom Pedro II Home for having defended her virginity.
|1953, 20 October||birth|
|1989, 16 July||entry to the Seminary|
|1991, 26 January||Sending on Mission to the Dom Pedro II Residence in Salvador|
|1993, 9 April||Martyrdom|
|2007, 2 December||beatified in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil|
|7 January||feast day|
For more details visit the international site of the Daughters of Charity.
See also Vincentian Encyclopedia entry