Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat
- Also known as
Mercedes of the Sacred Heart
Mercedes Prat y Prat
- 24 July
- Baptized on 7 March 1880, and made her First Holy Communion on 30 June 1890.
Pious child who attended Mass nearly every day.
Devoted student, a painter, and excelled in needlework.
Joined the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus in 1904 in Tortosa.
Assigned to the motherhouse in Barcelona in 1920.
On 19 July 1936 her community was forced by anti-Catholic government authorities to abandon their house and school.
Mercedes was arrested and shot on 23 July 1936 for the crime of being a nun.
- 6 March 1880 in Barcelona, Spain as Mercedes Prat
- 24 July 1936 at Barcelona, Spain of wounds received in a shooting on 23 July 1936
- 29 April 1990 by Pope John Paul II
- Additional Information
Kirken i Norge [norwegian]
Krakowska Prowincja Karmelitów Bosych [polish]
Santi e Beati [italian]