Blessed Maria Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia

detail of a holy card of Blessed Maria Pilar, Blessed Teresa, and Blessed Maria Angeles, artist unknown; swiped from the Carmelnet web siteAlso known as

  • Jacoba Martínez García



Youngest of eleven children born to Gabino Martinez and Luisa Garcia; eight of her siblings died in childhood; her surviving siblings became a priest and a Carmelite nun. Jacoba joined the Discalced Carmelites at the San José de Guadalajara convent on 12 October 1898, taking the name María Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia, making her profession on 15 October 1899. A seamstress and lace maker, noted for her skill in embroidery; she devoted all her needle work efforts to the glory of God. Sacristan of her house. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 July 2019. Web. 11 May 2021. <>