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Sister Maria Laura Mainetti

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Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti: Nun stabbed to death by three teenage girls is beatified

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was beatified on June 6, the anniversary of her murder, in Chiavenna, northern Italy. Read more

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Countdown to beatification of martyred Italian nun begins with Eucharistic adoration

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was stabbed to death by three teenage girls in the town of Chiavenna, Italy, in 2000. Read more

Sr. Laura Mainetti’s vestition ceremony in 1959.

‘My Jesus’: Martyred Italian nun saw Christ in young people

A religious sister who knew Venerable Maria Laura Mainetti said the woman, who was murdered 20 years ago as part... Read more

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Killer of martyred Italian nun: ‘I can have of her only a memory of love’

The three teenage girls who killed Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti 20 years ago attested afterward that while they were stabbing... Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.

Pope Francis declares Catholic sister killed in Satanic ritual a martyr

Pope Francis declared Friday that an Italian religious sister killed by three teenage girls in a Satanic sacrifice was a... Read more