In addition to her devotion to the young, Mother Mazzarello encouraged the sisters in their intellectual and spiritual development, and her motherly concern was valued by all. She died aged 44 in the early hours of 14th May 1881. Her final words were, "Good-bye. I am going now. I will see you in heaven."
She was beatified on November 20, 1938 and canonized on June 24, 1951. Her incorrupt body is venerated in the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, in Turin, Italy. We celebrate her on 13th May