Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Mexican nun beatified

Catholic World News - April 24, 2012

Mother María Inés Teresa of the Most Blessed Sacrament (1904-81), a Mexican nun who founded the Poor Clare Missionary Sisters in 1945 and the Missionaries of Christ for the Universal Church in 1979, was beatified at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe on April 21. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the Mass.

“Joy in our daily Mass, our adoration and meditation, in our daily apostolate, in any type of work we do, in all actions of our daily lives: while we eat and sleep, as well as when we rest,” Blessed María Inés Teresa wrote to the sisters of her community in 1977. “We need to be missionaries by every breath, by every palpitation of our hearts, minute by minute of our lives. Always, daughters, always.”

Present at the beatification Mass was a boy who had fallen into a pool at the age of one, drowned, and been declared dead, and who was subsequently brought back to life through the nun’s intercession--a healing declared miraculous by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, with the approval of Pope Benedict.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,914 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,086.48
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - 6 hours ago
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - 6 hours ago