Maria Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia

Memorial
24 July

Profile
Discalced Carmelite nun at the monastery of Guadalajara, Spain. Along with Blessed Maria Angeles of Saint Joseph and Blessed Teresa of the Child Jesus Saint John of the Cross she was one of the first of the hundreds of martyrs of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939.

Born
30 December 1877 at Tarazona, Spain

Died
shot and stabbed on the street by Communists on 24 July 1936

Beatified
29 March 1987 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized
pending

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Readings
Padre, perdónalos. Viva Christo Rey!

(Father, forgive them. Long live Christ the King!)

-Blessed Maria Pilar's last words

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