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Press Release: DR (SR) MARIA ALBERONI (MOTHER GIOVANNA)




DR (SR) MARIA ALBERONI (MOTHER GIOVANNA) (1928 – 2021)

The Archdiocese of Bombay offers its condolences to the Congregation of Ursulines of Mary Immaculate (UMI) on the sad demise of Mother Giovanna Alberoni, on January 18, 2021.


Mother Giovanna, former Superior General of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate, was the first Ursuline nun to pursue medical studies in India. A true missionary, she left her native Italy and placed herself, selflessly, at the service of humanity. Her vision and passion resulted in what is the Holy Family Hospital, Bandra, today. What started as a 10-bed nursing home, in the 40’s, is now a multi-speciality hospital with 268 beds, which also boasts a medical research centre.


Having served the Lord faithfully, Mother Giovanna Alberoni passed away peacefully, due to old age complications, at the age of 93.


The Archdiocese of Bombay is grateful to this pioneer of healthcare for her overwhelming service to humanity and dedication to duty. Our prayers are with her Congregation, friends and relatives. May her soul rest in peace.


Press Office

Archdiocese of Bombay

19th January 2021

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