MEXICAN FOUNDER TO BE BEATIFIED AT GUADALUPE SHRINE

MEXICO CITY, SEPT. 16, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Sister María Inés Teresa Arias will be beatified at the most visited Marian shrine in the world: the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

The nun, who died in 1981, founded the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament.

The beatification is scheduled for next April 21. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, will lead the beatification in representation of the Pope.

Sister María Inés Teresa was born Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa.

Her congregation is now active on every continent, focused on teaching and health care ministry.

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