On 9 January the name day of who is called Alessia is celebrated. Let’s find out together the meaning of the name and the story of the blessed Alessia remembered today.
The name derives from the Greek Alékso e means “she who protects”.
Who bears this name is a person with a very vital character, stands out for dynamism and resourcefulness.
Variants of the name:
THE symbols associated with the name are:
- lucky number: 7
- yellow color
- stone: topaz
- metal: bronze
Saint of the day: Blessed Alessia Le Clerc
There Blessed Alessia Le Clerc was born in Remiremont in France on February 2, 1576. Very affable and intelligent, she is much sought after and loved.
At 20, after a profound spiritual crisis, she takes a vow of chastity.
In 1597 he meets St. Peter Fourier who at that time was still a parish priest and, inspired by him, began his apostolate, that isteaching poor girls.
The Blessed Alessia Le Clerc it is in fact together with St. Peter Fourier, the founder of Congregation of Our Lady of the Regular Canonesses of Sant’Agostino. From 1599, therefore, Alessia began the work of assistance to needy girls.
The institution was definitively approved in 1603 by the Cardinal Legate of Lorraine and later by Pope Paul V.
1617 is a very important year for Alessia, because the first official cloistered monastery is erected and finally begins the novitiate with the name of Sister Maria Teresa of Jesus. In the following year becomes Superior General, a position he holds until the year before death.
ìMaria Teresa di Gesu ‘died in 1622 in Nancy.
In the meantime, the Congregation has expanded to more than 20 houses in Lorraine and throughout France.
Alessia is beatified only 325 years after her death, precisely in 1947 by Pope Pius XII.
In short, unimamme what do you think? A nice story associated with this very sweet name, don’t you think?