May 22nd – St. Joaquina Verunda de Mas (1783-1854) – Religious

St. Joaquina Verunda de Mas (1783-1854)
Religious
Feast Day – May 22nd

 

St. Joaquina Verunda de Mas 

Joaquina was born from a noble family on April 16, 1783 in Barcelona Spain. When she was 12, she expressed a desire to become a Carmelite nun. However, at the age of 16, she married, Theodore de Mas in 1799 and bore him eight or nine children. Both Joaquina and Theodore became devout secular Franciscans. Theodore died in 1816 at the age of forty-two years old. For seven years, Joaquina… continue reading…

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