Sister Elena Aiello was born in April, 1895 to Pasquale Aiello and Tereseina Paglilla in Montalto Uffugo. Her father was a tailor.
She became a nun and when she was older she founded a new order, The Sister Minims of The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This order was based on the similar order of Monks founded by San Francesco di Paola. Sister Elena and her family were devoted to Saint Francesco. Sister Elena experienced apparitions of Saint Francesco and other saints as well as The Blessed Mother.
According to her birth act, her full name was Elena Emilia Santa Aiello. She was born April 15, 1895 shortly after the feast of the Province's Patron Saint, San Francesco di Paola. It was also Holy Week preceding Easter. Perhaps that explains Santa (Saint) in her name.
Sister Elena began suffering the full stigmata every Good Friday from 1923 until shortly before her death. She experienced apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1947 until her death. These visions allowed her the gift of prophecy as the Blessed Virgin showed her visions of the future. She also had apparitions of Jesus, Saint Rita, Saint Francesco Of Paola and other saints. Sister Elena had 7 brothers and sisters. Their mother Teresina Paglilla died in 1905. Sister Elena Aiello was made venerable by Pope John Paul II in 1992.
Source and more information : www.montaltouffugo.netSister Elena's Prophesies
Sister Elena began having apparitions of The Blessed Mother. During these apparitions The Blessed Mother would tell Sister Elena things that might happen in the future if people did not amend their sinful ways. Many of her prophesies were apocolyptic
in nature. Below are the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Elena during one of these apparitions.
My Heart is sad for so many sufferings in an impending world in ruin.
The wrath of God is near.
Soon the world will be afflicted with great calamities, bloody revolutions, frightful hurricanes and the overflowing of rivers and the seas.
The world will be overturned in a new and more terrible war
Arms most deadly will destroy peoples and nations.
The dictators of the earth, specimens infernal, will demolish the churches and desecrate the Holy Eucharist, and will destroy things most dear. In this impious war, much will be destroyed of that which has been built by the hands of man.
In 1940, Sister Elena received a message from Jesus and was asked to deliver this message to Premier Benito Mussolini
. The message for Mr. Mussolini was not to join forces with Hitler in World War II.
If this warning is not heeded Italy would suffer a terrible defeat and Mussolini would be punished and the result would be his total defeat and downfall.