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Mother Fernanda Riva (1920 - 1956)

Mother Fernanda Riva was born in Monza (Italy), on 17th April 1920. She entered the Missionary Novitiate of  Vimercate on 19th March 1939 and in October left for India. She completed her novitiate and studies in Belgaum. Her field of apostolic ministry was the school in Mahim and the University in Alleppey. She attained holiness through suffering that brought her to be identified with Christ Crucified. She died with a reputation for holiness on 22nd January 1956. She was declared Venerable on 28th June 2012.