Oil dedicated to Martyr Blessed Teresa Bracco on prayer cloth
Martyr Blessed Teresa Bracco born on 24 February 1924 in the village of Santa Giulia (Diocese of Acqui), Italy.
Her parents are Giacomo Bracco and Anna Pera, two humble and devoutly Catholic farmers.
From an early age she showed signs of great piety, particularly a love of the Eucharist and a tender devotion to the Virgin Mary. After a long day of tiring work, her father would lead the family in reciting the Rosary. Teresa learned to pray by following her parents’ example.
The formation she received at home strengthened by the catechesis given by an exceptional parish priest, Fr Natale Olivieri, who gave her many religious books to read but, most importantly, inspired her by his holy life. She went to Mass daily, and prayed her rosary while doing daily chores.
She murdered by a Nazi officer who trying to rape her.
Every year since her death, people have gathered to honor Teresa and her sacrifice. The first commemoration included members of her village, but as the years have gone by, the memorial has grown to include many people who do not live in the village but are inspired by such a faithful witness to the Gospel. Teresa’s heroic act of love recognized by the Catholic Church when she beatified on May 24,1998.
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