New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Mary Anne de Paredes

detail of an engraving of Saint Mariana de Jesus of Quito; 1732 by Francisco Sylverio de Sotomayor; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Virgin, surnamed the “Lily of Quito,” born Quito, Ecuador, 1618; died there, 1645. From early childhood she exhibited great love of prayer and mortification; at the age of ten she made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She passed her life in retirement at home. She possessed the gift of ecstatic prayer, was endowed with supernatural powers, frequently working miracles and foretelling the future, and was divinely sustained by the daily reception of the Holy Eucharist, as she took no other food save an ounce of bread weekly. Beatified, 1853. Feast, in Bolivia, Paraguay, and Ecuador, 16 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Mary Anne de Paredes”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 7 March 2021. <>