Blessed Esther Paniagua Alonso

Blessed Esther Paniagua AlonsoMemorial


The daughter of Dolores Alonso and Nicasio Paniagua. Esther joined the Augustinian Missionary Congregation at age 18, making her perpetual vows in August 1970. Trained as a nurse, she was assigned to a hospital in the Bab El Oued neighborhood of Algiers, Algeria where she was especially drawn to handicapped children, and where she came to love the Arab people and culture. Murdered by members of the Armed Islamic Group while walking to Mass. Martyr.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Esther Paniagua Alonso“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2018. Web. 27 November 2021. <>