Oil Dedicated to Ermelinda Rigon
Oil Dedicated to Ermelinda Rigon where his father got a job as a postman and Ermelinda taught in public schools. She approaches the Ligurian Catholic organizations, and will be fascinated by the charism of St. Dominic which will guide her in the most profound religious choices.
Throughout his life he devoted himself to teaching, and the dissemination of culture and truth became his mission, both in schools and in Catholic circles and religious communities.
Its most incisive action in the area was the foundation in Genoa in 1923 of the “House of teachers”, a reception facility and place of training for teachers, subsequently affiliated to the Dominican Order and founded as a religious congregation with the name of Dominican Cenacle.
The house of the teachers then functioned for many years as the “Istituto Magistrale S. Tommaso D’Aquino” and with this name it has remained in the memory of the city.
Ermelinda Rigon died on January 6, 1973 and in 1990 the Curia of Genoa accepted the postulation for the beatification of the Servant of God Sister M. Benedetta of the SS. Sacramento Ermelinda Rigon.
Today the mother house of the large original structure in Genoa still remains the property of the Dominican Cenacle, which houses his remains and the small “Rigon” theater (99 seats) protected by the fine arts. In 2016 the attempt to reopen it.
Of Ermelinda Rigon’s work. The training and education work she did for thousands of girls who became teachers remains alive. Remains the religious work with the sisters who share the path she marked. Missions abroad remain generated by his inspiration to spread the values of Christian truth and his testimony. In Guatemala since 1986, in Albania since 1996. In Honduras since 2003.
Genoa has dedicated a city avenue to her.