St. Paula Frassinetti
Born March 3, 1809, Genoa, Italy
Died June 11, 1882
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified June 8, 1930 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized March 11, 1984 by Pope John Paul II
Feast June 11

St. Paula Frassinetti is an Italian saint in the Roman Catholic Church and foundress of the Congregation St. Dorothea. Frassinetti began her religious work by joining her brother, who was a priest, in teaching and caring for the less fortunate in Quinto, Italy. [1] Soon other women joined her and in 1835, she created the The Sisters of Saint Dorothy, a religious order whose particular areas of concern in ministry are the poor, women and children. She died on June 11, 1882 after a bout with pneumonia following several strokes.[2]

Her body was found to be incorrupt in 1906.[2]

She was canonized on March 11, 1984 by Pope John Paul II.[3]

See also




  • Jones, Kathleen (2006). Butler's Lives of the Saints. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group.  ISBN 0860122557

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