Blessed Magdalen Panattieri was in the Tertiary of the Sisters of Penance of Saint Dominic at age 20. She had a great devotion to Saint Catherine of Siena. As Magdalen lived with her family, she devoted her days to prayer, and care for the poor and young children. She gave talks to lay people and children, then later to priests and religious leaders. Blessed Magdalene received the stigmata, but kept it quiet. Noted for her simple innocence and piety, public devotion started spontaneously soon after her death.
Faithful God, you forsake no one who trusts in you and in your mercy hear the prayers of the devout. Through the help of Blessed Magdalen may we receive what we cannot obtain of ourselves. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.