Venerable Maria Rafaela Jesus Hostia

Venerable Maria Rafaela Jesus HostiaAlso known as

  • Rafaela Martínez-Cañavate Ballesteros
  • Rafaela María of the Eucharistic Jesus


Joined the Capuchin Poor Clare nuns on 15 May 1941, taking the name Rafaela María de Jesús Hostia. Beginning in 1949, she served for years as mistress of novices. Elected abbess of her house in 1960, she served the remaining 28 years of her life.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Maria Rafaela Jesus Hostia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 December 2019. Web. 19 January 2020. <>