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Saint Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa – Saint of the Day – July 6

St. Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa Biography

Saint Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa Profile. Born: January 10, 1889, in Spain, Europe. Worked in South America. Died: July 6, 1943, in Rivadavia Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Feast Day is celebrated on July 6.
 Saint of the Day

St. Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth January 10, 1889
Country of Birth Spain of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Sister
Place of Work South America
Date of Death July 6 1943
Place of Death Rivadavia Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Feast Day July 6
Beatification Pope John Paul II
Canonization Pope Francis
Patron Saint of Missionary Crusaders of the Church

Saint Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa Biography

Saint Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa, Fourth of eighteen youngsters destined to José Alejandro March y Reus. A dealer, angler and modern specialist, and Nazaria Mesa Ramos. Nazaira had a twin sister, Ignazia, and ten siblings who endure early stages. She and her sister were purified through water on the day they were conceived. Nazaria made her First Communion on 21 November 1898 and made an individual pledge of sanctification to God.

Not at all like numerous youngsters who are attracted to religious life at an early age. Her family was not interested in the confidence, and became so tired of her of her commitments that they once “grounded” her from going to Mass. When she was affirmed on 15 March 1902, which was commended by Blessed Marcelo Spínola y Maestre. Her family had become used to her devotion, and enabled her to join the Franciscan Third Order and all the more effectively practice her confidence. She prevailing with regards to getting a few of them to come back to the Church.


In late 1904, business disappointments drove the family to move to Mexico. On the trek, Nazarie met sisters in the Instituto de Hermanitas de los Ancianos Desamparados (Institute of Sisters of the Abandoned Elders). So enlivened by their charism that on December 7, 1908, she pursued a calling to religious life, and entered the Institute in Mexico City, Mexico. She made her unending promises on 1 January 1915, and took the name Sister Nazaire de Sainte-Thérèse. Her journals of the time demonstrate a profound dedication to her calling, yet battles with her pledges of dutifulness to her bosses.


She was doled out to the Institute hospice in Oruro, Bolivia where she filled in as a cook, servant, medical attendant and incidental homeless person. So as to help poor people and ignored for a long time. The locale around Oruro was not so much Christian, numerous Protestant gatherings were building up missions, and the couple of ministers in the territory were regularly careless or lived outrageous lives. Starting in 1920 Sister Nazaire started to feel a call to establish another assembly committed to minister work, evanglization and religious training.

On 18 January 1925, the gala of the Chair of Saint Peter, Sister Nazaire made an extraordinary pledge of submission to the Pope, and on Pentecost that year she made a promise to work for the association and augmentation of the Holy Catholic Church. On 16 June 1925, with six different sisters, she established the Pontifical Crusade, later renamed the Congregation of the Missionary Crusaders of the Church, and started administration as their unrivaled. The mission of the Congregation was to educate youngsters and grown-ups, bolster crafted by ministers, direct missions, and to print and disseminate short religious tracts.


Mother Nazaire met with resistance to her work, a lot of it from inside Church organization. Her sisters in the Institute regarded her as a double crosser to her unique livelihood for getting some distance from their work; her bosses thought of her as defiant, and some Claretian pastorate thought of her as a brilliance dog, overlooking all the assistance individuals from their request had given her. In any case, Nazaire clung to Christ and went ahead.

Monsignor Felipe Cortesi, while in Bolivia, had attempted to help Mother Nazaire to establish the Congregation. When he was appointed to be the biblical nuncio of Argentina in 1930, he asked had her open a Missionary Crusader house in Buenos Aires. The Congregation got an early test enduring an onslaught during the 1932 to 1935 war among Bolivia and Paraguay. Mother Nazaire and the sisters thought about and expedited the holy observances to officers the two sides, and built up homes for war vagrants. In 1934 she established the primary magazine in Bolivia for ladies in religious life, Al Adalid de Cristo Rey. Also, the main female worker’s organization, Sociedad de Obrera Católicas.


In mid 1934, Monsignor Cortesi solicited the Vatican Congregation from Religious to affirm the standards for the Crusaders that Nazaire had composed, in light of Ignatian otherworldliness. Soon thereafter, Mother Nazaria went to Rome. With an Argentinian journey gathering to work for the endorsement of her Rule. She made journeys to a few locales, and had a private group of spectators with Pope Pius XI. During which Nazaire said that she was happy to kick the bucket for the Church. The Pope revealed to her that she should, rather, live and work for the Church.

Leaving Italy for her local Spain, Mother Nazaire established a retreat place for otherworldly activities in Madrid under the banner of Uruguay. The sisters there endure the Spanish Civil War. As Franco did not wish to chance the worldwide occurrence slaughtering them would cause. With the assistance of the Bolivian government, Mother Nazaria had the option to leave the abuses in Spain and come back to the Americas. She gathered a general part of the Congregation in 1937. To fortify the solidarity and enthusiasm of her sisters. Chipped away at the profound development of new sisters, and set a model by her devout, straightforward life.


To the bosses of the Congregation houses she generally prescribed a maternal way to deal with the sisters in their consideration. To recall their job as Mother of the house. At the point when the Spanish Civil War finished, Nazaire came back to Spain to keep an eye on the sisters. She had abandoned, at that point came back to the Americas for the last time. The Congregation spread all through South America and started to work in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Camaroon. Despite the fact that Nazaire did not live to see it, the Congregation got Vatican acknowledgment on 9 June 1947 by Pope Pius XII.

Saint Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa
Saint Nazaria Ignacia March y Mesa

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