Blessed Maria de la Cabeza

detail of the oil painting 'Saint Mary, wife of Saint Isidore the Laborer'; date and artist unknown; parish church of Holy Nikolaus, Preitenegg, Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria; photographed on 23 October 2010 by Johann Jaritz; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Maria of the Head
  • Maria Toribia



In Torrelaguna, Spain she met and married to Saint Isidore the Farmer. She spent her life working on the farm, cleaning local chapels and shrines, helping the poor. The title of the Head is due to her head being a relic venerated for centuries, and the need to distiguish her from so many other Saints Mary.


  • at Uceda, Guadalajara, Spain




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria de la Cabeza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 October 2010. Web. 8 October 2015. <>