Oil Dedicated to Venerable Maria Edvige Zivelonghi
Heavenly Father, we come before you with gratitude for the life of Venerable Maria Edvige Zivelonghi, who showed us the way of love and devotion. Grant us the strength to emulate her virtues of compassion and humility in our daily lives. May her intercession guide us closer to you and inspire us to be beacons of hope in the world. Amen.
1 Peter 2:21
“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.”
Venerable Maria Edvige Zivelonghi, a religious of the Daughters of Jesus, lived in the period between the world wars. Her family, fairly well-off, allowed her to graduate as an elementary teacher. Her education and personal gifts made her a distinguished and well-liked girl. He stood out for his Christian commitment in the family. In the parish and in the profession, exercised for a period.
After elementary school and a few years off from her studies. Hedwig attended the State Magistral Institute of Verona with commitment and good results, obtaining, in 1940, the diploma of teacher. The young woman who cultivated her spiritual life with prayer, the daily Eucharist. Commitment to others wondered what the Lord’s plan was for her.
The professional success he experienced in the first year of teaching (1939-40) did not diminish his inner search. Hedwig participated in a course of Spiritual Exercises in Verona with the Ursuline Sisters.
The advice of the confessor and the blessing of Don Giovanni Calabria confirmed his orientation for consecration among the Daughters of Jesus. Overcoming the uncertainty of the choice between the active and contemplative life.