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Blessed Anne Marie Taigi

Also known as Anna Maria Gesualda, Antonia Taigi ,Anna Maria Taigi ,Anne Marie Gianetti

Memorial 9 June

Profile Daughter Luigi Giannetti and Maria Masi. Her father was a pharmacist in Siena, but his business went bankrupt when Anna Marie was five years old. The family moved to Rome in search of work, and Luigi could only find work as a household servant. Married on 7 January 1789 to Dominico Taigi, a butler to the noble family of Chigi. Married for 48 years, and mother of seven, two of whom died very young. Anne Marie was known to be very concerned about her dress and appearance, far more than would be expected of a working class mother. Life at home was not always peaceful, Dominico could be ill-tempered and caustic, and Anne was known to have had an adulterous affair with an older man. But one day while at prayer at Saint Peter's Cathedral, she felt a sudden strong inspiration to ignore the things of this world. She began to live a more austere life, and to listen to the Spirit. Trinitarian tertiary. She found holy spiritual directors, and gave all she could to the poor. She visited the sick, and counselled many of the patients at the hospital of San Giacomo of the Incurables. She worked hard to evangelized her own family, changing her husband's demeanor, and they all regularly assembled in a small personal chapel to pray together. As the years went on and Anne Marie devoted herself to prayer, she began to receive mystical gifts. She had the gift of prophecy and clairvoyance. She sometimes went into ecstacies, and received heavely and prophetic visions. Her simple presence had a powerful effect on many, and she converted many. Counsellor to cardinals, royalty and three popes. Because of her charismatic gifts, and her lack of concern about worldly matters, she was often the topic of gossip and lsander, but she was the recipient of public veneration soon after her death, and her Cause for beatification began in 1863.

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, Italy

Name Meaning gracious one; grace (= Anne)

Venerated 4 March 1906

Beatified 30 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV

Canonized pending; if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Anne, contact: Father Michael Pintacura U.S.A. Vice Postulator - Taigi P.O. Box 610313 San Jose, CA 95161-0313 Patronage victims of verbal spouse abuse

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