Blessed Apolonia Lizárraga Ochoa de Zabalegui

Blessed Apolonia Lizárraga Ochoa de Zabalegui, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Sister Apolonia of the Blessed Sacrament



One of eleven children in a pious family. Joined the Carmelite Sisters of Charity on 16 July 1886. Studied at the college in Madrid, Spain. Taught at the college of Trujillo. Superior of the community of Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz, and in Seville, Spain. Elected Superior-General of her Order in 1923; she served for 13 years during which the Order founded 20 new communities, and Apolonia worked for the beatification of their founder, Saint Joaquina Vedruna Vidal de Mas. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.





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  • “Blessed Apolonia Lizárraga Ochoa de Zabalegui“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2020. Web. 26 October 2021. <>