Blessed Maria Magdalena Vilanova Alsina

Blessed Maria Magdalena Vilanova AlsinaAlso known as

  • Sister Patrocini



Baptized at the age of two days, Confirmed when she was three years old. She joined the Capuchin Institute of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd in 1908, making her profession at the Noviciado House of Sarriá, Barcelona, Spain in 1909. She was still working at the Community School in Sarriá 27 years later when the persecution of the Spanish Civil War began. When antiChristian forces burned the school, Sister Patrocini first moved in with her brother in Sant Feliu de Codines, her home town, but fearing she that was putting him in danger, she left. She tried to work at a hospital, but the authorities were turning also away all religious. She was later murdered on the street. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Maria Magdalena Vilanova Alsina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 February 2019. Web. 20 June 2021. <>