Blessed Anna Maria Taigi was born in Siena on May 29, 1769 and baptized the following day. Because of financial difficulties, her parents, Louis Giannetti and Mary Masi, moved to Rome when Anna Maria was six years old.
In the Eternal City, Anna Maria attended the school conducted by the Flippini Sisters for two years. Following her schooling, she worked at various occupations–even that of a maid–to bring financial assistance to her parents.
When still a young girl, she married Dominic Taigi, a pious young man but of