Blessed Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran
- 30 August
- Daughter of Pedro Martillo Mosquera and Josefina Moran.
Her people were farmers, and her parents died when she was still a child.
She moved to Guayaquil for the next 15 years she worked as a seamstress to raise her younger siblings, living a single life, helping those even poorer than herself when she could, and spending her time in prayer.
In 1868 she moved to Lima where she worked in a convent of Dominican nuns.
She never took vows and remained a lay person her whole life, but spent eight hours a day in prayer, lived as austerely as any religious, and was known to experience ecstasies.
- 29 October 1832 at Nobol, Guayas, Ecuador
- 8 December 1869 at Lima, Peru of natural causes;
remains transferred to Guayaquil in 1955
- declared Servant of God, and her Cause began on 27 September 1975;
declared Venerable on 23 October 1987 by Pope John Paul II
- 25 October 1992 by Pope John Paul II at Rome
- Sunday 12 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI
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