Oil Dedicated to Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin
Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin is born in Monza on August 18,1969 to Caterina Smaniotto and Giuseppe Cella.
From the very beginning, Cristina absorbs all teachings with great attention and devotion. In her early teens she begins supervision of younger children of the parish oratory while continuing to improve her own Christian formation.
During high school years a religious vocation seemed to be the future goal chosen by Maria Cristina. She attracted by the example given by the Sisters working in the Parish. And expressed a desire to become a Sister of Charity in the future. However a casual encounter with Carlo Mocellin of Valstagna in the province of Vicenza at the end of a summer vacation spent with her maternal grandparents upsets her plans and changes her mind towards her future.
At the age of 18 and only one year after becoming engaged to Carlo. Cristina experiences for the first time great and unexpected suffering. A tumor on her left thigh appears upon her return from a vacation in Canad. And forces a particularly hard ordeal on her between various hospitals.
Cristina begins her married live in Carpanè (province of Venice) Carlo’s hometown. And continues her University studies (she is in her third year of Foreign Languages at the Catholic University of Milan). Their first son, Francesco, is born ten months later and after only two and a half years Lucia is born.
These are years of serenity and joy for the young family experimenting a strong and extraordinarily rich love. In the fall of 1993 and only a few months after the birth of Lucia, Cristina becomes pregnant with Riccardo. Unfortunately the beginning of the pregnancy also coincides. With the appearance of another tumor in the same leg treated five years previously.