St Maria Mazzarello

Name:Maria Domenica Mazzarello.


Quote:"Make up your mind to become a saint."


Born: Mornese, 9 May 1837.


Death: Nizza Monferrato, 14 May 1881. Age 44.


Proclaimed Saint:12 June 1951, Pope Pius XII



  • Had a serious attack of typhoid at the age of 23 which had a profound spiritual effect on her.
  • Met Don Bosco when he visited Mornese on a hike with the boys on 10 August 1864.



  • She started a sewing school to educate girls in work, prayer and love of God.
  • Founded together with Don Bosco the institute of the Daughters Mary help of Christians.