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A Shrine Containing Remains of Antonietta Meo

A shrine containing the remains of Antonietta Meo (1930-37), nicknamed Nennolina. This young girl died at the age of six, after having suffering from bone cancer and having her left leg amputated. She had visions, wrote letters (most dictated to her mother) and composed a short prayer to Jesus, dedicating her sufferings to him. At least one healing has been attributed to her intercession since her death, and she is currently being considered for official canonization as a saint. (This plaque indicates her current status: Servant of God.) She had been baptized at Santa Croce and loved to visit; her body was moved here in 1999.

Photo © Holly Hayes.