The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century – Marie Lataste

Another divinely favored daughter of the Blessed Madeleine Sophie Barat is the lay-sister Marie Lataste. She was the daughter of a simple farmer of Mimbaste, near Dax, but was chosen by God for singular favors. By command of her confessor, she wrote an account of the lights bestowed upon her. Every one was astonished at the profound theological knowledge of this quite illiterate young woman. During Holy Mass it was often granted her to behold Our Saviour visibly present. Marie was overwhelmed with joy when she was admitted to the Society of the Sacred Heart. In the third year of her religious life, on 10 May 1847, when only twenty-five years of age, she departed this life smiling and full of gladness, as became a saint.

– this text is taken from The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times, by Father Constantine Kempf, SJ; translated from the German by Father Francis Breymann, SJ; Impimatur by + Cardinal John Farley, Archbishop of New York, 25 September 1916