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Blessed Mary Pilar, Teresa and Mary Angeles

24 July 2018

(Optional Memory)

Mary Pilar of St Francis Borgia (born in Tarazona December 30, 1877); Teresa of the Child Jesus and of St John of the Cross (born in Mochales March 5, 1909); and Maria Angeles of St Joseph (born in Getafe March 6, 1905), Discalced (Teresian) Carmelite nuns from the convent of Guadalajara, Spain, were martyred on July 24, 1936, after witnessing to their faith in Christ the King, offering their lives for the Church. They were the first fruits of the countless martyrs of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, and were beatified by John Paul II on March 29, 1987.