Saint Maria Crescentia Hoss

Also known as

  • Mary Crescentia Hoss
  • Crescentia Hoss

Memorial

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Seventh of the eight children of Matthias Höss and Lucia Hoermann. Franciscan tertiary nun in 1703, admitted to the convent at Kaufbeuren, Germany at the request of the town’s Protestant mayor. Mistreated by her new sisters for her lack of a dowry, her holiness overcame their hostility, and she won them all over. Porter. Novice-mistress from 1726 to 1741. Reluctant superior of her house from 1741 until her death in 1744.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

Additional Information

Readings

God wants the convent rich in virtue, not in temporal goods. - Saint Maria Hoss

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maria Crescentia Hoss“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 April 2014. Web. 24 April 2014. <>