Blessed Florentina Nicol Goni

Blessed Florentina Nicol GoniAlso known as

  • Maria Ascension of the Heart of Jesus
  • Mother Ascension del Corazon de Jesus
  • Mother Ascensión Nicol Goñi



Youngest of four children. Educated in the Saint Rose of Lima Dominican boarding school at Huesca, Spain where she became a Dominican nun in 1885, taking the name Ascensión. Teacher in 1886. In 1913 the Spanish state took over the school expelled the sisters. Missionary to Peru, arriving with eight others on 30 December 1913, teaching girls and caring for the poor and sick. Co-founded the Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary on 5 October 1918, and served the rest of her life as its first superior. Today the congregation has 785 missionaries in 21 nations.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Florentina Nicol Goni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2016. Web. 26 October 2021. <>