|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1903, Italy|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1946, Italy|
She was born Pierina and was the second daughter of six daughters born to Pietro and his second wife, Giuseppina (Nirino) Betrone.
On December 8, 1916, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, she had a religious experience wherein she felt that Jesus was calling her to be his bride. At the young age of 13 years, she accepted his proposal. However, for many reasons (family and spiritual trials), Pierina would have to wait until April 17, 1929 when she would enter the Convent of the Poor Clares in Turin, Italy.
On February 28, 1930, her religious Ceremony of taking the Veil took place and she was given the name Sister Maria Consolata.
This was an apt name as the very essence of her was being the consoler of the Heart of Jesus.
For almost 17 years, M. Consolata led a cloistered Capuchin Life.
On April 8, 1934, known as Low Sunday, M. Consolata took her perpetual vows.
In convent life, M. Consolata was a cook, doorkeeper and cobbler.
Upon being transfered on July 22, 1939 to the new foundation of Moriondo Moncalieri, Turin, M. Consolata also became a nurse and secretary.
M. Consolata was a true contemplative. Through grace, she was also given a mystical gift of confidente of the Sacred Heart.
Most notably, Our Lord had conferred on Maria to make known to people to recite the short prayer, "Jesus, Mary, I love you, save Souls." And, upon doing so, many, many souls would be saved.
Father Lorenzo Sales was her spiritual adviser and through his assistance she came to journal in her diary the mystical experiences she had with Christ.
The true vocation of Sr. Consolata was that of Love, in small ways, similar to St. Therese of Lisieux, who greatly influenced Sr. Consolata.
Due to the difficulties of World War II, Sister Maria Consolata died of consumption at dawn on July 18, 1946 at the Convent of Moriondo, Turin.
Monastery of the Sacred Heart of Moncalieri
Provincia di Torino
Created by: Nancy
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62763739