- María de la Purísima of the Cross
Born to a wealthy and very pious family. Lived in Portugal from 1936 to 1938 to escape the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War. Nun, joining the Institute of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross on 8 December 1944, making her final vows in 1952. Superior general of her Order in 1977.
- “Blessed María Isabel Salvat Romero“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 July 2015. Web. 6 October 2015. <>