June 09, 2014

⛪ Blessed Anne Marie Taigi - Model and Patroness of a Family, a Wife, a Mother, and a Mystic

Blessed Anne Marie,
Pray for us !
⛪ Saint of the Day : June 9

⛪ Other Names :
• Anna Maria Gesualda Antonia Taigi
• Anna Maria Taigi • Anne Marie Gianetti

 Born :
29 May 1769 at Siena, Italy as Anne Marie Gianetti

 Died :
• 9 June 1837 at Rome, Italy of natural causes
• body incorrupt
• remains transferred several times
• interred at Saint Crisogono church, Trastevere, Rome, Italy

 Beatified :
30 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV

 Patronage :

Victims of Verbal Spouse Abuse

Blessed Anne Marie Taigi was born in Siena on May 29, 1769 and baptized the following day.  Because of financial difficulties, her parents, Louis Giannetti and Mary Masi, moved to Rome when Anne Marie was six years old.

   In the Eternal City, Anne Marie attended the school conducted by the Filippini Sisters for two years.  Following her schooling, she worked at various occupations, even that of a maid, to bring financial assistance to her parents.

   When still a young girl, she married Dominic Taigi, a pious young man but of difficult and rather coarse character.  Disregarding these defects, Anne Marie was more concerned with his virtue and for the forty-nine years of there married life she conducted herself with the greatest affability and delicacy, finding ample opportunity to exercise continually the virtues of patience and charity.

   Their marriage was characterized by the highest Christian principles.  Understanding the profound social and moral values of the Christian marriage and considering it, above all, as one of the highest missions from Heaven, Blessed Anne Marie transformed her home into a real sanctuary in which God had the first place.  Docile to her husband in every way, she avoided anything which might irritate him and thus disturb the family peace.  Serious and hardworking, she saw to it that nothing was lacking to her family and, in so far as one in her impoverished circumstances could, she was generous to the poor.

   She bore seven children, three of whom died in childhood.  Two boys and two girls grew to maturity and she provided them with the most accurate and complete religious and secular education.

   Having sought to correspond to grace from her childhood, she now begun to live a life of intense spirituality.  She had one desire only: to love God and to serve Him in everything; she had only one preoccupation: to avoid the least shadow of the slightest voluntary imperfection.  She was greatly devoted to the Holy Eucharist, to the Most Holy Trinity, to the Infant Jesus, to the Sacred Passion of Our Lord and ever had the tenderest devotion to Our Lady.

Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769-1837)
 was given an extraordinary and unique 

gift of a sun-globe wherein she saw 
past, present and future happenings.
   Anne Marie Taigi is one of the great mystics of the last century.  Yet, she achieved her sanctification by living the ordinary life of wife and mother in a spirit of Christian mission and compliance with God's will. Her daily attendance at Mass, her total surrender to God, her readiness to help anyone in need, and her being an active member of the Third Order of the most Holy Trinity were, at the same time, the sources and the fruits of her intense spiritual life.  She entered the Third Order of the Most Holy Trinity on December 26, 1808.  God enriched her with many supernatural gifts.  The most unusual of these was the apparition of a luminous globe like a miniature sun which shone before her eyes and in which, for forty-seven years, she could see present and future events anywhere in the world as well as the state of grace of individuals, living or dead.

   Anne Marie Taigi died June 9, 1837.  In testimony to how an ordinary housewife and mother could become a saint and positively affect society and the lives of those who come in contact with her.  The Church declared her “Blessed” on May 30, 1920.  Her mortal remains lie in the Chapel of the Madonna in the Basilica of San Crisogono in Rome, Italy.  The Trinitarians are actively promoting the cause of her canonization.

Bl. Anna’s body still Uncorrupt after 177 years
 Pray one of the three prayers below daily for three days:
O Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, by that humble submission with which you believed in and
adored the august mystery of One God in Three Persons, obtain for me from the
Most Holy Trinity the favor which I confidently implore.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be,

World without end. – Amen

(repeat three times)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, by the great love and tender pity with which you
honored the mysteries in the life of Jesus, obtain for me from Him the favor which
I earnestly implore.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be,
World without end. – Amen
(repeat three times)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
O Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, through your filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin,
obtain for me from Her the favor which I humbly implore.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and forever shall be,
World without end. – Amen
(repeat three times)

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