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Sunday, 5 June 2016

A Goodbye To 'Mama Irene'. The Woman Who Adopted Fifty-Eight Children. Irene Bertoni (R.I.P.).

Mama Irene.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Community of Nomadelfia.

This Article can be read in full at CNA CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

By María Ximena Rondón.

Rome, Italy, 1 Jun 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Irene Bertoni was eighteen-years-old during World War II. And it was at this tumultuous time that she discovered God's vocational call for her to be a mother.

She adopted two abandoned children, and, with the Blessing of her Bishop, Founded the Catholic Charitable Work Nomadelfia, along with a Priest, named Father Zeno Saltini.

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