San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Mar 8, 2018 / 00:05 am
Sister Consolata di Santo, one of the first religious sisters to work in the hospital developed by St. Padre Pio, died March 2 at age 101, according to the Italian publication Avvenire.
Born 1916 in Sant'Eramo al Colle, Italy, she was the youngest of 10 children, who all went on to be consecrated to God. Her mother, before she died and received Last Rites, had asked for this grace for her children, Avvenire reported.
Sister Consolota entered the convent in 1936 with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sisters, whom Padre Pio later chose to serve the sick in his beloved "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza" (Home for the Relief of Suffering).
In September 1955, Sister Consolata was one of three sisters who came to San Giovanni Rotondo, where the hospital was located.