- Maria of Jesus Crucified
Born into a large family and pious family, Maria was in her teens when she was orphaned and became an apprentice seamstress in Berlin, Germany. She always had a devotion to the Sacred Heart, and developed a ministry to the sick in the city. Nun. Founder of the Sisters of the Divine Shepherd of Divine Providence (Congregation of the Good Shepherd of the Divine Providence; Good Shepherd Sisters) on 8 September 1896.; the Sisters work for the moral and social rehabilitation of prostitutes, and care for those suffering from venereal diseases. Worked mainly in Plock, Pomerania, which is today part of Poland, as well as Lublin, Torun, Bydgoszcz, Topolno, Pniewite, Jablonowo, Zoledowo.
Make Christ more visible than we ourselves. – Blessed Maria
[She] worked as a true Samaritan among women suffering great material and moral deprivation. Her devotion to the Savior’s Sacred Heart bore fruit in a great love for people. Thanks to this love she restored to many souls the light of Christ and helped them to retain their lost dignity. – Pope John Paul II during the beatification ceremony
- “Blessed Maria Karlowska“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2016. Web. 19 January 2017. <>