Blessed Vittoria Diaz y Bustos de Molina

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Lay woman of the diocese of Córdoba, Spain. She studied at the teacher’s college in Seville, Spain, earning her degree in 1923. She joined the Teresian Institute in 1926. Taught school in rural Spain where she worked at night to educate adults and working women. She founded a library, was extremely active in her parish, and organized a Catholic Action group. Arrested on 11 August 1936 by antiCatholic forces in Spanish Civil War, and murdered the next day. Martyr.






Victoria Díez Bustos de Molina…from selfless work as a teacher, knew how to incarnate the spirituality of the Teresian Institution, in which she had made her total surrender to God by pronouncing these words: “If it is necessary to give the life to identify with Christ, our divine model, from today I cease to exist for the world, because my life is Christ and I die gain”. This Blessed is an example of openness to the Spirit and of apostolic fruitfulness. She knew how to become sanctified in her work as an educator in a rural community, collaborating at the same time in the parish activities, particularly in catechesis. The joy that she transmitted to all was a faithful reflection of that unconditional surrender to Jesus, which led her to the supreme witness of offering her life for the salvation of many. Pope John Paul II in the homily for the beatification of Blessed Victoria

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