St. Vincent Ferrer
Blessed Pierina Morosini
April 6Born: Jan. 7, 1931 at Fiobbio di Albino, Italy.
Died: Apr. 6, 1957 of wounds received in a rape attempt at Fiobbio di Albino, Italy.
Beatified Oct. 4, 1987 by Pope John Paul II.
One of eight children in a poor family in the diocese of Bergamo, Italy. Trained as a seamstress, she began work in a fabric factory at age 15. A pious girl, she had made a private vow of chastity to God, and considered religious life, but continued to live at home to help her mother take care of the remaining children. Catechist. One day as she returned home from work, she was attacked by a would-be rapist, and died a martyr to chastity.
"May I never allow myself even the smallest compromise with sin, whether in dress, speech, reading, looks, or entertainment." - Blessed Pierina Morosini