Blessed Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran

[Blessed Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran]
Memorial
30 August
Profile
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.
Born
29 October 1832 at Nobol, Guayas, Ecuador
Died
8 December 1869 at Lima, Peru of natural causes; remains transferred to Guayaquil in 1955
Venerated
declared Servant of God, and her Cause began on 27 September 1975; declared Venerable on 23 October 1987 by Pope John Paul II
Beatified
25 October 1992 by Pope John Paul II at Rome
Canonized
Sunday 12 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI
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