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Saint Joachina de Vedruna

22 May 2019

Sister (Optional Memory)

Joachina was born in Barcelona in 1783. In 1799 she married Theodore de Mas, by whom she had nine children. Her husband died in 1816; and in 1826 she was moved by the Holy Spirit to found the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity, which spread throughout Catalonia, maintaining many houses for the care of the sick and the education of children, especially the poor. She loved to contemplate the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and this devotion characterized her life of prayer, mortification, detachment, humility and charity. She died at Vich in 1854.