Against vanity, Americas, Central America, embroiderers, florists, gardeners, India, Latin America, needle workers, New World, people ridiculed for their piety, Peru, Phillipines, diocese of Santa Rosa California, South America, vanity, Villareal Samar Phillipines, West Indies
Born as Isabel to Spanish immigrants to the New World. A beautiful girl and devoted daughter, she was so devoted to her vow of chastity, she used pepper and lye to ruin her complexion so she would not be attractive. Lived and meditated in a garden, raising vegetables and making embroidered items to sell to support her family and help the other poor. Dominican tertiery. Mystic. Visonary. Received invisible stigmata. Suffered from assorted physical and mental ailments. First saint born in the Americas. Founder of social work in Peru. Great devotion to Saint Catherine of Siena.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious, Pure and Holy name I pray. - Amen
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