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Blessed Elia of St Clement

29 May 2020

(Optional Memory)

Born Janury 17 1901 in Bari, Italy. Given the name Teodora at her baptism. She received a good religious education. She was professed in the Dominican Third Order in 1915. She had a great devotion to the eucharist and prayer, which she practised together with a group of friends. She liked to read the lives of the saints, particularly the life of St Therese of Lisieux (The Story of a Soul). She entered St Josephs Carmel, Bari, in 1920 when she took the name Elia of St Clement. She lived a life of observance and piety, taking as her teachers St Teresa and St Therese. She died on Christmas Day 1927 at midnight