|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1930, Italy|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1937, Italy|
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Antonietta Meo at her first communion in December 1936. Efforts to make her a saint began soon after her death. Her case was referred to the Congregation for the Promulgation of Saints in May 1972. Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree on December 18, 2007, seventy years after her death, praising the girl's "heroic virtues" and giving approval for the process to begin to declare her a saint. Once a candidate's "heroic virtues" are recognized by the Pope, he or she is called "Venerable Servant of God." Two approved miracles will be needed to first beatify her and then to canonize her as a saint. One miracle has already been attributed to Antonietta. A woman in Indiana claimed that she was healed of Hepatitis C after praying to Antonietta.
A shrine with relics of her life are contained in the Basilica Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome, the church where she was baptized and spent much of her time in meditation. Antonietta's body was moved inside the church in 1999.
Created by: Jim Ditton
Record added: Oct 06, 2008
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