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Daughter of saintly Quattrocchi couple on path to canonization

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Philip Kosloski - published on 09/02/21

Enrica Quattrocchi, daughter of Bl. Luigi and Maria Quattrocchi, progresses on road to sainthood.

When parents are holy and strive for sanctity, their children are more likely to imitate their example. Such was the case for the Quattrocchi family, who were led by Bl. Luigi and Maria Quattrocchi.

When St. John Paul II beatified Luigi and Maria in 2001, he praised their fruitful parenting.

This couple lived married love and service to life in the light of the Gospel and with great human intensity. With full responsibility they assumed the task of collaborating with God in procreation, dedicating themselves generously to their children, to teach them, guide them and direct them to discovering his plan of love. From this fertile spiritual terrain sprang vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life, which shows how, with their common roots in the spousal love of the Lord, marriage and virginity may be closely connected and reciprocally enlightening.

Many of their children went on to pursue religious vocations, but not their youngest daughter, Enrica.

Enrica Beltrame Quattrocchi lived a faithful single life, living in the world. She gave to God her many gifts and talents and sought to love others with a generous love.

According to Vatican News, “She was involved in volunteer work with the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, with whom she went to the most difficult areas of Rome; in Catholic Action together with her mother; and she devoted herself to teaching. From 1976 she was Superintendent of the Ministry for Cultural and Environmental Heritage.”

She led a full life and died at the age of 98 on June 16, 2012.

Her cause for canonization was initiated on April 6, 2018 and Pope Francis declared her “Venerable,” on August 30, 2021.

It is hoped that some day she will join her parents as a recognized saint.

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