St. Candida Maria de Jesus Cipitria y Barriola Biography
St. Candida Maria de Jesus Cipitria y Barriola Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||31 May 1845|
|Country of Birth||Spain in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Nuns/Sisters|
|Place of Work||Spain|
|Date of Death||9 August 1912|
|Place of Death||Spain|
|Feast Day||August 9|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 8 May 1996|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010|
|Patron Saint of|
Saint Candida Maria de Jesus Cipitria y Barriola was oldest of seven children of Juan Miguel Cipitria and María Jesús Barriola. Her family were weavers and Juana learned the trade as a child. At 18, she left home to work as a house help for a family in Burgos in Spain.
On December 8, 1871, Candida founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Jesus to promote Christian child-rearing and to improve the state of women in Salamanca in Spain. She died on August 9, 1912, in Salamanca in Spain of natural causes.