Elisa Giambelluca

She was born in Isnello (Italy) in 1941. She graduated in Mathematics and was director of Rossano Institute. She joined the Teresian Association in 1964. She died at the age of 45 in 1986 from cancer.

The process for her beatification was initiated by popular demand in the Diocese of Cefalú (Italy) on 29 March 2009.

She was a simple, cheerful, helpful young woman who embraced her friendship with God in profundity right to the end.
She showed with her life that “holiness is not a luxury”, as she wrote in her personal diary, and it is not only for a few predestined individuals but is for everyone.