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.






  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Maria, contact
       Dr. Enrico Venanzi
       Hijas de María Ssma. del Huerto
       Av. Independencia 2140
       C1225AAQ Capital Federal, ARGENTINA
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. 16 March 2012. Web. 27 March 2015. <>