Madre Maria Caterina Di Maggio: Life and works
Mother Mary Catherine DiMaggio, born development in Sicily, Italy October 21, 1902. Firstborn daughter of Salvatore Di Maggio and Stone Li CALSI.
On 10 November 1902 he was baptized in the Cathedral Church of Partinico with the name Caterina Francesca Paola. It was confirmed at the age of six years (1908), and March 21, 1910 to receive the first Blessed Sacrament. Jesus is king and center of his life.
At 21 he was elected President of Catholic Action had already obtained the diploma of high school and college education.
On 15 November 1923 he entered as a postulant at the Institute of the Oblates of Divine Love, just founded. On April 24, 1924 he began his novitiate at the Mother House of Monreale with the name of Sister Mary of the Eucharist. He made his first vows May 7, 1925 and his perpetual profession in Monreale May 28, 1928.
He lived his Oblate vocation with complete fidelity. In 1928 he was appointed Second Assistant and Mistress of Novices in 1929 and was appointed Secretary General added.
Obedient to the Mother Margarita Diomira, foundress of the Congregation, in 1930 he went with the first Oblate missionaries in America, particularly Zacatecoluca, El Salvador.
With the true spirit of sacrifice and surrender to Divine Providence, gradually spread the spirit of the Oblate Sisters of Divine Love in several Central American countries and the United States where schools are founded by the works of evangelization and guided by Mother Margarita Diomira .
In May 1963 he was elected as the first successor in the government of the Institute.
In 1964 he bought the Pontifical approval of the Institute Oblate Sisters of Divine Love and also the approval of the new Constitutions.
In 1966, the congregation is divided into Provinces and in the same year you buy the General House of the existing street Marruvio, 4 00183 Rome to become registered as a General. During the same period the Government also buys the Blessed Sacrament Novitiate at the same address.
All his pastoral activity, which lasted twelve years has been characterized by fidelity to Mother Margarita Diomira. At the termination of the service of the government, elected as his last residence Casa Santa Margarita in San Jose, Costa Rica
His love for the Church which manifests itself in full communion with the Pope and the bishops.
His life was characterized by a great love for their sisters and daughters. His virtues were exceptional fortitude, joy, simplicity, prudence, forgetting herself and her desire to bring many souls to Jesus
On May 10, 1991, he died peacefully in peace in the Lord. Currently his remains lie in the Chapel of Santa Margarita in Barrio Amon, San Jose, Costa Rica
He died saying the words of St. Ignatius of Loyola: "Give me your love and your grace, and that just me."