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Marìa Lorenza Longo
The venerable Maria was born in 1463 to noble and wealthy parents, of the Richenza lineage, who gave her in marriage at the age of fifteen to Giovanni Longo (Lonc), who was chancellor of the counsel of King Fernando II of Aragon...
The prodigious healing found her ready to thank God, and she made a special "vow of charity towards the sick" with the hope that God would help her in all ways to achieve her goal in the Neapolitan land.
Foundress of the Hospital
Ospedale degli Incurabili
"She committed and dedicated herself to the service of the poor in the hospital of the incurables, not only with work and manual services but even with their wealth and patrimony. She contributed a lot to the support of the hospital and to the poor".
Foundress of the Capuchin Sisters
"She wants to leave the active life and live as a contemplative, and to do that, she has begun the construction of a Monastery of nuns ... on behalf of Maria herself, who affirms, that she is determined to confine herself in such Monastery together with other nuns and to live a religious life ".
The Miracle that opens the doors to the Beatification of María Lorenza Longo
Miraculous Cure of Sor María Querubina Pirro
For the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God María Lorenza Longo, the Postulation of the Cause presented the supposed miraculous cure, attributed to her intercession, from "chronic pleuropulmonary tuberculosis with aphysiogenic evolution and extrapulmonary location" to the examination of the Congregation. The event took place in 1881 in Naples (Italy).