* 1903  1  18 日在意大利 (Italy) 米蘭 (Milan) 切爾努斯科 (Cernusco) 出生
* 1924
 3  18 日在意大利維梅爾卡泰 (Vimercate) 入會
* 1926
 9  25 日在維梅爾卡泰發願
* 1982
 9  5 日抵港
* 1995
 1  9 日在香港逝世
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Mother Maria De Stefani

Maria was born in 1903 at Cemusco, Milan (Italy). She was the eldest of many children in her family. When her Father died during the 1st World War, her mother relied on Maria and depended on her to support the family. So when Maria revealed her desire to be a Missionary in 1924, her mother put up strong resistance.

Maria joined the Missionary Novitiate at Vimercate on the eve of the Feast of St. Joseph 1924. In September 1926 Maria was professed and immediately left for Macao, where she would spend all of her active mission life. The Macao of those years was certainly not the Macao of today. The Sisters were ministering to the poorest of the poor and the weakest of the weak: abandoned babies at the Santa Infanzia near the Casa di Beneficentia, the sick at the Casa di Beneficentia itself and Mongha. Each of these places contained a wealth of human misery.

There, in turn, Mother Maria spent her life, distinguishing herself with a total dedication, mothering the foundlings, showering her attention on the invalids and old women, looking after the health of the Sisters as the community Nurse.

In 1967, after 41 years in Macau, Mother Maria returned for the first time to Italy for a family visit of just two months after which she returned to the Casa di Beneficentia and then to Mongha to look after the old and invalid women for another three years.

In 1982, at 79, she had to surrender to the exigencies of old age, and was transferred to Hong Kong and the Provincial Infirmary where she remained for twelve and a half years, growing weaker and weaker, but never losing her sense of humour and her natural traits.

She died peacefully on the evening of 9 January 1995, at 8:20pm.
27 January 1995



六 十 多 年 來 服 務 澳 門 天 主 教 會 的 嘉 諾 撒 仁 愛 女 修 會 李 瑪 利 亞 修 女 , 於 一 九 九 五 年 一 月 九 日 安 息 主 懷 , 享 年 九 十 二 歲 。

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1995 年 1 月 20 日

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