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Blessed Mary Sagrario of St Aloysius Gonzaga

16 August 2018

(Optional Memory)

She was born in Lillo, Toledo (Spain) on January 8, 1881. A pharmacist by profession, she was one of the first women in Spain to be qualified as such. In 1915 she entered the Carmel of St Anne and St Joseph in Madrid. Through her spirit of prayer and love for the eucharist she was a perfect embodiment of the contemplative and ecclesial ideal of the Teresian Carmel. She was prioress of her community when she was martyred on August 15, 1936. It was a grace she longed for and accepted in faith and in ardent love for Christ.