Blessed María Angélica Pérez

Blessed María Angélica PérezAlso known as

  • María Crescencia
  • Sister Dulzura
  • Sister Sweetness



Born to immigrants from Spain, raised in a farm family, and known as a pious girl. Entered the Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden on 31 December 1915, taking her vows on 7 September 1918. Teacher and catechist to children. In 1924 to 1928 she was assigned to a tuberculosis hospital where she worked closely with sick children. When her own health began to suffer, she was assigned to a hospital in Vallenar, Chile where she was a source of joy, comfort and the teachings of God to many patients.





Additional Information


Heart of Jesus I ask you for a special blessing for Chile, given that it is God’s will that I die here. Gladly I offer you the sacrifice for the peace and tranquility of this nation. Blessed Maria’s last words

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed María Angélica Pérez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2015. Web. 27 November 2015. <>