Book of Saints – Mariana of Paredes


(Blessed) Virgin (May 26) (17th century) She is called Mariana of Jesus and “the lily of Qwito (Equador),” where she was born (A.D. 1618) of noble and pious parents. From her childhood she gave signs of being destined by God to reach a high degree of sanctity; but finding that she was not called to a conventual life she practised in her own home the austerities usual in a religious community, and devoted her time to prayer and meditation. She died May 26, A.D. 1645.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mariana of Paredes”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2014. Web. 21 March 2019. <>