New Catholic Dictionary – Maria de Agreda

17th century portrait of Sister María de Jesús de Agreda, artist unknown; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Or Maria of Jesus (1602-1665), Discalced Franciscan nun, superior of convent of Agreda. Her book, “The Mystical City of God, the Divine History of the Virgin Mother of God,” provoked a bitter controversy over its claim to be a revelation. It was condemned by the Roman Inquisition, 1681, and by the Sorbonne, 1696; the Spanish Inquisition had previously pronounced in its favor.

MLA Citation

  • “Maria de Agreda”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>