Lindalva Justo De Oliveira, Daughter of Charity was brutally murdered by a resident were she worked.
In 1944, Joseph Mayr-Nusser, Italian layman, a Catholic husband and father, refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler after being drafted into the German army. He died on the way to Dachau concentration camp, to which he had been sentenced. At the age of 22 he joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He was beatified on March 18, 2017. Pope Francis called Blessed Joseph a model for all laymen and fathers “on account of his great moral and spiritual stature.”
Sister Enrichetta Alfieri (1891-1951), from the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne Antide, was involved in pastoral work in the city prisons before. The prison of Saint Victor in Milan became her home, the place of her love. She used to say: « Charity is a fire which likes to expand while it burns; I will suffer, work and pray in order to attract souls to Jesus. » She was arrested during the Second World War because she helped the prisoners who were victims of the Nazi-Fascist violence.