I am immensely happy to hear that you are all fervently seeking the Glory of God. I earnestly beg you to remain united with God in the observance of your Rules. Then you need have no fear and can be certain that no matter how weak and good-for-nothing you are, the Lord will make up for whatever is lacking in you and He will give you the grace to see Him served and glorified in your neighbours. But before everything I recommend you to practise mutual charity among youselves. As for the rest, everything will go well.

st. Magdalena di Canossa

Magdalene opened the schools in which she started to educate girls and women who could not have partecipated to other tipes of education. She opened one school to prepare future teachers for the villages.

She engaged herself in taking care of the sick in hospitals.

She guided and organized spiritual retreats for women from nobile families to let them deepen their spiritual life end engaged them in the apostolic activities for the needy, as she and her companions, were doing.