Blessed Alexandrina di Letto


Italian Nun 

(1385 – 1458)

Memorial : 3 April

Alexandrina di Letto was born in Sulmona, the granddaughter of the patrician Nicola Raynaldo di Letto, vicar of Rome under King Robert of Naples. Alexandrina never married and became a nun at the Franciscan convent of St Clara in Sulomna (1400), where she was joined by several companions over the next few years. 

They founded the church and convent of Santa Lucia at Foligno (1425), where they resided under the protection of the local bishop. Alexandrina became first abbess of the reformed order of St Clara. Alexandrina di Letto died (April 3, 1458) aged seventy-three, at Foligno, with a reputation for holiness and religious sanctity.


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