In the first months of 1943 – as per the request of Maria’s spiritual director, the servant P. Romualdo M. Migliorini – she wrote the memoirs of her life. That pious religious had gone to visit her in June of the previous year and, since that day for almost four years, he has been her confessor and spiritual guide. In a short time, filling seven notebooks for a total of 761 pages, Maria exposed to him, in an epistolary form and without any veils, “all the good and all the bad” of her earthly existence up to that moment.