Oil Dedicated to Blessed Bruna Pellesi (Patron for ill People)
Oil Dedicated to Blessed Bruna Pellesi was born on 11 November 1917 in Modena as the last of nine children to farmers. She had at least two brothers. 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.
On 27 August 1940 she joined a Franciscan religious order for nuns and assumed the new religious name of “Maria Rosa of Jesus”. She was in religious formation from 1940 until 1942 when she made her first vows in Rimini on 25 September. Assumed the habit of the order on 24 September 1941.
Pellesi graduated as a kindergarten teacher on 11 July 1942. Her first assignment was to teach at the Saint Anne kindergarten in Sassuolo.
Pellesi graduated as a kindergarten teacher on 11 July 1942. Her first assignment was to teach at the Saint Anne kindergarten in Sassuolo from 30 September 1942 until 19 May 1945. When she began teaching at the local parish school in Ferrara.
In July 1945 she set up a kindergarten. She was hospitalized until 15 November sent to the Pineta sanatorium in Gaiato until 7 December 1948. Left to enter the CA Pizzardi sanatorium in Bologna. Well enough on 31 August 1947 to make her perpetual vows. Her situation worsened and for relief it was required that pleural fluid be extracted.
Pellesi died on 1 December 1972 in the Franciscan convent at Sassuolo.