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Blessed [St.} María of Mt Carmen Sallés y Barangueras (Mother Carmen)
Zenit.org ^ | October 18, 2012 | Zenit.org

Posted on 03/10/2013 3:17:05 PM PDT by Salvation

Blessed María of Mt Carmen Sallés y Barangueras (Mother Carmen)

ROME, OCT. 18, 2012 (Zenit.org).-The foundress of the Missionary Teaching Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Mother Carmen lived from 1848 to 1911.

She was born on April 9, 1848, at Vich near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and dies on July 25, 1911, in Madrid, Spain.

The daughter of José Sallés and Francisca Rosa Barangueras, Carmen studied pedagogy at La Enseñanaza school run by the Company of Mary and began teaching young woman following her graduation.

She was beatified by John Paul II on March 15, 1998.

“Various experiences of religious life led her to discover that her mission in the Church was to sow goodness in children and young people, to protect them from the evils that threaten them and to provide women with learning and professional training that would enable them to take a worthy place in society,” John Paul II commented in his homily during the beatification ceremony.

“Dedicated in this way to women's education, she overcame many difficulties, seeing herself as a useless instrument in the hands of Mary Immaculate; she took on daring projects which were the fruit of prayer and the advice of well trained persons, repeating with firm confidence: ‘Onwards, ever onwards. God will provide,’” John Paul II added.

“A valiant woman, Mother Carmen based her life and work on a Christocentric and Marian spirituality nourished by solid and sensible piety,” the pope commented.

“Her Conceptionist charism, a sign of the Lord's love for his people, lives on today in the witness of her daughters who, as missionaries in schools and colleges, enthusiastically evangelize through their teaching,” he said.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; prayer; saints
Catching up on the newly canonized saints -- way back in October!
1 posted on 03/10/2013 3:17:05 PM PDT by Salvation
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Future Spanish saint's intercession cured 3-year-old

Future Spanish saint's intercession cured 3-year-old
 
Maria Isabel Gomes de Melo one month after her recovery at age 3 (left) and today at age 15 (right).

.- On Oct. 21, the Church will celebrate the canonization of Sister Carmen Salles y Barangueras, whose cause for sainthood was approved after her intercession caused the miraculous cure of a 3-year-old Brazilian girl suffering from a brain condition.

The miracle occurred in Sao Paolo in 1999 when 3 year-old Maria Isabel Gomes de Melo Gardelli was suffering from acute cerebral ischaemia, which left her with paralysis and facial deformities.

With no hope of recovery, her treatments were stopped and her parents, themselves doctors, brought her home to care for her until her eventual passing. Together with Maria Isabel’s classmates at Maria Inmaculada School in Sao Paolo, the family began a novena to Sister Carmen Salles for a miraculous cure.

The postulator for Sister Carmen’s cause for canonization, Mother Maria Asuncion Valls Salip, told CNA it was “on the fifth day of the novena that she was cured…the prayers of children are very powerful.”

Doctors were skeptical that she was completely cured. Even if she received years of therapy and treatment, they said, she would be at serious risk of epilepsy and other secondary illnesses.

Since the time of her healing, Maria Isabel has undergone 27 different medical examinations “and absolutely no long-term effects remain,” Mother Valls said. Now at age 15, she has even been offered careers in modeling.

Mother Valls said she is also a “brilliant student” with “a great ability to comprehend.” 

“There is no doubt this is a miracle,” she added.

A recent CAT scan shows scars from her condition remain visible on her brain, which Mother Valls said demonstrate the miraculous nature of her recovery.

Born in the Spanish region of Catalonia in 1848, Carmen Salles founded the Missionary Conceptionists of Hope, a religious order dedicated to helping women through education and formation. She was a pioneer in proclaiming equality between men and women and in defending the dignity of women in the home and in society at large.

She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on March 15, 1998, and her canonization is set for October 21, 2012.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 3:21:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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New Saint Ping!


3 posted on 03/10/2013 3:23:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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