At the time of Maddalena Volpato (1918-1946), the ecumenical movement was taking its initial steps. The necessity of communion between sister Churches and separated brethren was neither sufficiently stressed nor felt. Maddalena was a pioneer who grasped the importance of such communion and offered her life for this cause. She was hit by a spinal tuberculosis, which caused her terrible pain until her death. She willingly accepted the painful illness without any regret or hesitation so that the hearts of those who recognize themselves as Christ’s disciples be united: “May all be one”.