Blessed Rita Josefa Pujalte y Sánchez

Blessed Rita Josefa Pujalte y SánchezAlso known as

  • Sister Rita of Our Lady of Sorrows



Nun, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as was her sister Luisa. On the recommendation of the Order’s fonder, Rita was chosen superior of the Sisters in 1900; she served in that position for 28 years. Started schools for girls, especially in the poorest areas, and was know for her care for the sick, especially fellow Sisters. Retiring to the Saint Susanna convent in Madrid, Spain, she worked the convent‘s college. In the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War, many fled, but Rita, 83 years old and nearly blind, stayed to care for orphans and those in hospital. Grabbed by a antiChristian revolutionaries while she was in prayer in chapel, she was taken out of Madrid and executed. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Rita Josefa Pujalte y Sánchez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 July 2020. Web. 14 June 2021. <>