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Catalogue of Franciscan Saints (PDF)
compiled by Mary Lou Coffman, OFS

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Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel

Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel founded our congregation in Olpe, Germany, in the year 1863. From the very day the community was founded, Mother established perpetual adoration in the local convent chapel. The files of her beatification attest to the love and strength she found therein: “She had grown under the soft light of the Eucharistic sun. Again and again she went to the hidden God to find light, courage and strength.” Flowing from prayer, Blessed Maria Theresia put herself and the Sisters at the service of children, the sick, and the poor. She died on February 6, 1905.


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