Blessed Maria Lopez of Jesus

[Blessed Maria Lopez of Jesus]
Memorial
12 September
Profile
Born wealthy, but gave it up. Her father died when she was four years old, and she was raised by her paternal grandparents. Well educated. Joined the Carmelites at Toledo, Spain at age 17 and lived 63 years as a Carmelite nun. Stigmatist. Prioress. In 1600 she was unjustly accused of an offense by one of her sisters; she removed as prioress and isolated for 20 years. Close friend of Saint Teresa of Avila; Teresa trusted her so much that Maria was a test reader for The Interior Castle.
Born
18 August 1560
Died
13 September 1640
Venerated
22 June 1972
Beatified
14 November 1976 by Pope Paul VI
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Readings
Sisters, it s a great crime not to have trust in God. He is omnipotent!

-Blessed Maria
If you have to go on living, it is because you have to live for others. As for taking rest, eternity awaits you.

-Blessed Maria
In suffering love and in loving, suffer!

-Blessed Maria

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