Oil Dedicated to Maria Teresa Carloni
Servant of God Maria Teresa Carloni from A Blessed Call To Love.
Maria Teresa Carloni, a twentieth century mystic, is better known in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria than in her native Italy.
Known as the “Voice of the Silenced Church”, she dedicated her whole life to the persecuted Church under the Communist Regime during the Cold War.
Maria Teresa was born in Udine, Italy on October 9, 1919 into a rich and aristocratic family. At the age of four, she became an orphan, and together with her brother Adolph, went to live with her grandmother. As a child and adolescent, she suffered from terrible scruples. This together with the fact that she met some priests and religious that were not leading edifying lives, kept her away from the Church.
However, she desperately wanted to find God. At the age of 17 she tried once more to go to confession, but misunderstood by the priest. From 1939-1943, she studied to become a nurse. Although she felt she far from God, she offered many sacrifices for the conversion of her patient. And even fired from a hospital unit for opposing abortion.
When the Second World War started, she worked as a nurse for the Sovereign Order of Malta in Rome. Because of her outstanding service, she given the Silver Medal of Valor by the military.