Blessed Antonia Mesina

Photo added by Jim Ditton

Blessed Antonia Mesina

  • Birth 21 Jun 1919 Sardegna, Italy
  • Death 17 May 1935 Sardegna, Italy
  • Burial Unknown
  • Plot Buried In The Church Of The Holy Saviour
  • Memorial ID 15025343

She was grabbed from behind by a would be rapist he grabbed a rock and she was struck repeatly in the face and the head the captain of the police and the other citizens rushed to her rescue after hearing her friends screams and found the bloody and brutally wounded body of the 16 year old her face was horribly disfigured from the fierce beating after an autopsy it was revealed that her body was not violated she had died a martyr of holy purity her assassin was captured tried and condemned to death during the process for her beatification her body was exhumed from the local cemetery a grand procession of the townspeople led by the bishop and several other priests accompanied the relics to the church of the Holy Saviour where they now recline in a black marble tomb both the tomb and the memorial stone that marks the place of martyrdom are often visited by her devotees she was beatified on Sunday October 4, 1987 by Pope John Paul II also beatified during the same ceremony were Blessed Pierina Morosini and Blessed Marcel Callo all three being twentieth century laymen and martyrs.


See more Mesina memorials in:

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Jim Ditton
  • Added: 24 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15025343
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Blessed Antonia Mesina (21 Jun 1919–17 May 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15025343, ; Maintained by Jim Ditton (contributor 46569765) Unknown.