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Katharine Drexel and her two sisters came from a family that was both financially and spiritually well-to-do. Every evening they would watch their father meditating and praying on his knees for half an hour. Their mother would open the mansion up to the poor every week, giving them clothes and food, praying with them and offering them up as corporal and spiritual works of mercy. more
Con el viento soplándole suavemente al oído, Sor María iba volando hacia el Nuevo Mundo.Lo que le iba fascinando a ella, no era no tanto la rapidez con que la llevaban los … more
It was still midnight when Sister María started whispering between her teeth. A few dear words had escaped from her lips: "Mother of Sorrows, remember that on the cross, Jesus named you as the mother of all sinners." more
Sister Luisa Colmenares de Carrion passed away on October 28, 1636. The idea of "immaculateness" was a dangerous concept for the church even though Sister Luisa used to receive friendly and laudable letters from both popes Urban VIII and Gregory XV. Only the Order of Franciscan friars used to promote "immaculateness" if not as a dogma, then as a doctrine, since the eighth century. more
'Dost thou remember, daughter," the Virgin asked Sister María, one night as she was dictating her autobiography to her, "that at one time the Indians of the New World had informed Fr. Benavides that they had thought that the nun Sister Luisa Colmenares and thou, had been one and the same nun? The Franciscan friars had shown them a picture and they answered that the only difference between both was that Sister Luisa was old and that thou hadst smooth skin." more
As mother abbess, Sister María had much to ponder. She needed an exemplary model for her life. That evening, before going to bed, she remembered that she had a book that contained the 30 bits of advice that Saint Theresa of Avila had written, but she couldn't remember just were she had put it. more
La Reverenda Madre había trabajado hasta muy tarde esa noche, repasando la historia familial de Sor María. Descubrió de que María había nacido a Francisco y Catarina Coronel en … more
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