Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez – Feast Day – May 9

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Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez was born in the August 11 1903 in Caracas, Venezuela and died in May 9 1977 at the age of 73 in Caracas. We celebrate his feast day on May 9 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez – Feast Day

Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez Biography

Date of Birth August 11 1903
Country of Birth Caracas, Venezuela in South America
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Nun
Place of Work Venezuela
Date of Death May 9 1977
Place of Death Caracas, Venezuela
Feast Day May 9
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on 16 June 2018
Canonization N/A
Patron Saint of Servants of Jesus of Caracas

Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez Biography

Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez was born in Caracas on August 11, 1903. She was the third daughter of a married couple Ramiro Rendiles and Ana Antonia Martínez. On, September 24 of that same year, she was baptized in the Basilica of Santa Teresa in Caracas with the name of Carmen Elena. On March 19, 1911, Maria del Carmen took her first communion. Maria grew up in a deeply Christian home.

Education

Maria del Carmen studied at the San José de Tarbes school. When she was 18 years old, she attended a common school of art and drawing, an activity that she had put on hold to continue her religious career.

Religious life 

From an early age, she expressed her concern for religious life but was rejected by some congregations because Maria del Carmen was born without her left arm. However, on February 25, 1927, she entered the Congregation Servants of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of French origin in Venezuela.

Later she moved to France and a few years later, in 1935, after showing her qualities and named teacher of novices. She returned to the city of Caracas, where she was responsible for the formation of aspirants and novices until 1943.

During the decade of the 40s and early 50s, Maria del Carmen held different positions within the Venezuelan congregation of the Sisters Servants of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament until in 1951 she was named Provincial Superior.

Achievements

During her tenure in this position, Maria del Carmen founded a house in the city of San Cristóbal (Venezuela), Táchira state, which function as a school. The sisters work at the San Cristóbal Diocesan Seminar. 

In 1959, Maria del Carmen donated her father’s house to the Congregation in the prestigious urbanization El Paraíso in Caracas, where a school dedicated to the education of poor girls was created.

A new congregation was established in Venezuela in 1965 with the same name but independent of the French Servants of Jesus and with Maria del Carmen as mother general. In that stage, she founded several schools and houses with her sisters in the congregation, among them the Santa Ana school in Caracas.

Death

She died on May 9, 1977, in Caracas, Venezuela of influenza was buried in the chapel of the Belén School in Caracas.

Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez
Blessed Maria del Carmen Rendiles Martinez

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