- Laura Montoya y Upegui
- María Laura de Jesus Montoya Upegui
Educated at the Holy Spirit School in Amalfi, Colombia, and in Medellín, Colombia. Teacher. Beginning in 1908, she worked as missionary to the natives in the Uraba and Sarare regions. Founded the Works of the Indians and the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Mary and of Saint Catherine of Siena who minister to the poor throughout South America. Known for her defense of Indian rights, and as a strong role model for South American girls.
- 25 April 2004 by Pope John Paul II
- the beatification miracle involved the 1994 cure of an 86 year old woman with uterine cancer
- “Saint Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 July 2015. Web. 4 August 2015. <>