Everyone who knows me knows that I am always interested in anyone who has spent their lives dedicated to children. Recently, I had an older woman email regarding entrance into the monastery. She was beyond our acceptance age so I told her the Church needs good holy lay people. That many have been made saints in the past 25 years, thanks especially to St. John Paul. She did not want to hear this and said sanctity in the world is impossible! One such holy woman has recently been named Venerable, but I could find very little about her, even in Italian news, even though she died in 1978.
VENERABLE MARIA ANTONELLA BORDONI, of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, was the founder of the Lay Fraternity of the Little Daughters of the Mother of God, now Little Daughters of the Mother of God. She was born on 13 October 1916 in
Arezzo, Italy, and died in ,
on 16 January 1978. Castel Gandolfo, Italy
She is considered the apostle of orphans, who responded to the tragedy of children without families in the post-war period. She was considered a kind, patient woman. She had opened a house in Castelgandolfo where she worked full time.