Bl. Filippa Mareri
February 16, Blessed


Beatification date:  April 30,  1806 by Pope Pius VII (cultus confirmation; decree of heroic virtues)


Born c.1195 at Mareri, Rieti, Italy. After having met Saint Francis of Assisi in her parents’ home, she became a hermit on a mountain above Mareri, Italy. Poor Clare nun. Founded a Franciscan convent in Rieti, Italy with the help of Blessed Roger of Todi.
She died on February 16, 1236 in Borgo San Pietro, Rieti, Italy.


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