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Feastday: October 29

Birth: 1894

Death: 1943

Beatified By: 21 June 1998 by John Paul II


Sister Maria Restituta (1 May 1894, Husovice, Austria-Hungary (now part of Brno, Czech Republic) 30 March 1943, Vienna, Austria) was a nun and a nurse. Her birthname was Helen Kafka.[1] She was a shoemaker's daughter.


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