Bl. Jane Scopelli – (1428-1491)
Born in Reggio d’ Emilia, Italy in 1428. From an early age, Jane felt drawn to religious life. Her family opposed the vocation, and she obeyed them, living a pious, austere life in her parents’ home. On their deaths she took the Carmelite habit and founded the Our Lady of the People Carmelite priory at Reggio, Italy, and served as its first prioress. She refused all endowments or gifts to the convent unless they were given as alms with no strings or conditions attached. Her prayers reportedly resulted in miracles. She died in 1491 of natural causes and was beatified in 1771.
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