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Maria Apollonia di Savoia

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Maria Apollonia founded the Cappuccin monastery at Turin with her sister Francesca. She became a nun in 1627, and dedicated her time to charitable work. In 1629, she joined the Third Order of Saint Francis. In 1610, she moved to Biella, and later spent time in Rome, continuing her work. She was declared venerable in 1838.[1] She was also a painter and painted copies of the Shroud of Turin using oil on linen. One copy that she gave to the Monastery of Corpus Domini in Bologna still exists.[2]

Place of birth: Turin[1]
Place of death: Rome[1]
Place of burial: Basilica of St Francis of Assisi[1]




1. G.A. Costanzo. Santi, Beati e Venerabili di Casa Savoia: Una guida. Vignate (Mi): Lampi di Stampa, 2016.

2. L. Fossati. Copies of the Holy Shroud. Shroud Spectrum International, 1984, No. 13.

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