Blessed Maria Lopez of Jesus
- 12 September
- Born wealthy, but gave it up.
Her father died when she was four years old, and she was raised by her paternal grandparents.
Joined the Carmelites at Toledo, Spain at age 17 and lived 63 years as a Carmelite nun.
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.
- 18 August 1560
- 13 September 1640
- 22 June 1972
- 14 November 1976 by Pope Paul VI
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- Sisters, it s a great crime not to have trust in God.
He is omnipotent!
If you have to go on living, it is because you have to live for others.
As for taking rest, eternity awaits you.
In suffering love and in loving, suffer!