St. Agostina Pietrantoni: “Charity to the point of heroism”

by | Nov 15, 2019 | Formation

November 13 is the feast day of Saint Agostina Livia Pietrantoni (1864-1894), of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret. From her page on the Vatican website:

[She] was 22 when she arrived in Rome at Via S. Maria in Cosmedin. A few months as a postulant and novice were enough to prove that the young girl had the makings of a Sister of Charity, that is of a “servant of the poor”, in the tradition of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Jeanne-Antide. … Sister Agostina was sent to the Hospital of Santo Spirito where 700 years of glorious history had led it to be called “the school of Christian charity.” In the wake of the saints who had preceded her, amongst whom were Charles Borromeo, Joseph Casalanz, John Bosco, Camillus de Lellis, she made her personal contribution and in this place of suffering gave expression to charity to the point of heroism.

Learn more about Saint Agostina in this SlideShare presentation.


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