Maddalena of Canossa (1774–1833)

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Maddalena of Canossa (1774–1833)

Saint . Name variations: Magdalena. Born in Verona in 1774; died in 1833.

Maddalena of Canossa founded the congregation of the Daughters of Charity, an order that taught the peasants and cared for the sick. As a young girl, she had caught the eye of Napoleon; her demeanor reminded him of an angel. Maddalena's feast day is April 10.