At the end of the 1400, in an atmosphere of vehement religious renewal, took shape groups of Christians: “Preachers of God’s Love”. They aspired to sainthood and to the deep interior change through means that the Church offered and that nowadays still offers: Grace, Sacraments and fraternal charity.
These Preachers admitted God’s Love toward their brothers as the program of their spiritual life. This Love would have been more prolific in charitable works. Certainly, one of them was St Catherine Fieschi Adorno, who attracted to her mystical school a lot of lay and religious people longing for perfection. Among them, the aristocratic Ettore Vernazza, a notary with important positions in the Government of the Republic.
Inspired by St Catherine, Vernazza created various charitable activities such
as the Conservatory of the poor Daughters. It was under St
Joseph’s defence and took care of orphan girls preparing them for the
future social life.
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