Virgin, surnamed the “Lily of Quito,” born Quito, Ecuador, 1618; died there, 1645. From early childhood she exhibited great love of prayer and mortification; at the age of ten she made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She passed her life in retirement at home. She possessed the gift of ecstatic prayer, was endowed with supernatural powers, frequently working miracles and foretelling the future, and was divinely sustained by the daily reception of the Holy Eucharist, as she took no other food save an ounce of bread weekly. Beatified, 1853. Feast, in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Ecuador, 16 May.
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