The sisters helped young women in trouble; these teenagers turned on their former teacher to complete a ritual.
“Today in Chiavenna, in the Diocese of Como, (Italy), Sr Maria Laura Mainetti is being beatified,” Pope Francis announced June 6 after praying the midday Angelus.
He explained her story:
She was killed 21 years ago by three young women influenced by a satanic sect. Cruelty. She who loved young people more than anything, and who loved and forgave those same girls imprisoned by evil, leaves us her program for life: Do every little thing with faith, love, and enthusiasm.
May the Lord give all of us faith, love, and enthusiasm. A round of applause for the new Blessed!
Read her story of tragedy and heroism below.