February 1, 2012. (Romereports.com)
She grew up in a Jewish household. She was a wife, mother, politican and now most recently, also a Blessed of the Catholic Church.
Hildegard Burjan, was born in late nineteenth century. Later on in life, she eventually converted to Catholicism. She raised a family and became involved in politics without shying away from her faith. She was a deputy in the Austrian Parliament and defended the rights of the poor.
She's also known for fighting against child labor and hunger. In fact, she created a support network for families and founded The Society of the Sisters of Caritas Socialis. When she became pregnant, a doctor recommended she have an abortion, but she flat out declined.
The day of her beatification, the Pope talked abour her during the Angelus. Benedict XVI“As founder of the Sisters of the Community Caritas Socialis, she brought together women who want to be the source of God's love. Women who want to help and console. Following the example of Hildegard Burjan we should also try to be messengers of God's love by helping others.”
Hildegard Burjan became the first female politician to be beatified.