Book of Saints – Mary de Socos


(Saint) Virgin (September 19) (13th century) Said to have been born in answer to the prayers of Saint Peter Nolasco, whom her childless parents had approached in their disappointment. These same parents were great benefactors of the then new Order of Mercy or of Ransom of Captives, so that when a Third branch of the same Order was founded for women by two pious widows, their already saintly daughter Mary joined the community, and in time became its Superior. So great was the charity and helpfulness to all of the Saint, that her family name of Cervellon was lost in her popular appellation of Maria de Socos (Mary of Help). She died A.D. 1290, and was buried in the church of her Order in Barcelona, where her tomb was the scene of many

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mary de Socos”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2014. Web. 17 January 2019. <>