Oil Dedicated to Blessed Bruna Pellesi (Patron against Tuberculosis)
Oil Dedicated to Blessed Bruna Pellesi (Patron against Tuberculosis) from A Blessed Call To Love.
Bruna Pellesi was born on 11 November 1917 in Modena as the last of nine children to farmers and she had at least two brothers. She was baptized as “Bruna Aldina Maria Pellesi” that same November. The death of her two sisters-in law in her adolescence saw her take up farming for a financial income and helped to raise the six small children left behind – all aged four or under.
She was well enough on 31 August 1947 to make her perpetual vows. Her situation worsened and for relief it required that pleural fluid extracted though on 28 October 1955 the needle broke and remained inside of her for the remainder of her life despite numerous useless attempts to extract it.
Pellesi moved to several sanatoriums and confined for the remainder of her life in these places in order to combat the disease. Pellesi also made three pilgrimages to Lourdes in France. She also made two solemn consecrations to the Blessed Virgin Mary both on 16 July 1946 and on 8 December 1961. The latter being on the occasion of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Pellesi died on 1 December 1972 in the Franciscan convent at Sassuolo. She had allowed to return to the convent on 6 November 1972 though her situation. Had deteriorated and led to her death. At the time of her death she had reduced to 43 pounds. She had written a total of 2000 letters to priests and nuns. Amongst others while all her works numbered at 2134 pages in total in 16 volumes.