Catherine Revel

(1830-1930). One of the first Seventh-day Adventist converts in Europe. She was born in a family of Piedmont Waldenses at Luserna San Giovanni, about one hour’s walk from Torre Pelice, the Waldensian center in northern Italy. When in 1865 M. B. Czechowski came to that vicinity and preached SDA doctrines, which was the first time such teachings were proclaimed on the continent of Europe, she accepted them and a short time later was baptized by immersion, a Baptist minister performing the rite. For almost 20 years she was the only Seventh-day Adventist in her community. About 1885 a church was organized at Torre Pelice, partly the result of her witnessing for her faith among her neighbors. Her daughter, Méry, was also baptized, but her son became a Waldensian minister. Throughout the year...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.