May 28 – Saint Mariana de Jesús de Paredes


The first Ecuadorian saint, from the Third Order of the Franciscans, lived in prayer in her parents’ home, and did works of charity. She established a clinic and school for indigenous and African people. When the plague was declared, St. Mariana de Jesús de Paredes was devoted to caring for the sick and died shortly afterwards; she was just 29 years old.

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