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Blessed Maria Troncatti

August 25

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(1883-1969)

She joined the Salesian Sisters, then served as a Red Cross nurse during World War I. In 1922, she was sent as a missionary to work with the Shuar Indians in a remote part of Ecuador. Her first challenge was to heal the chief’s daughter, which she managed to do. She spent the next forty years among the Indians, serving as nurse and doctor and catechist—and defending them from the encroachment of outside forces. Despite facing many hardships and dangers, she became beloved among the Indians, and she for her part said she loved her missionary work more each day than the last. She said: “The Lord does not leave us without rays of sun amid the clouds and storms that sometimes surround us.”

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August 25
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