Itala MelaWe have a new Benedictine oblate Blessed!
 
Today, Pope Francis and the Congregation of Saints approved of the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Itala Mela.
 
The new Blessed was a Benedictine Oblate of the Abbey of Saint Paul outside the Walls (Rome). She was in La Spezia (Italy) on 28 August 1904 and died on 29 April 1957.
 
Itala also went by the name of Sister Maria of the Trinity.
 
Mela’s particular mission was to make the Holy Trinity known and loved. Dom Aldo Piccinelli, OSB, wrote a book on Mela’s teaching, The Spiritual Experience of Itala Mela: A life incandescently immersed in the Trinity (2015).
 
Thanks be to God for the gift of new Blessed from among the Benedictine Oblates!