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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo

 
 
Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo Marker
Inscription. Francisca de Fuentes, was born to Don Simon de Fuentes and Ana Maria Tamayo del Castillo in the City of Manila in 1647. Widowed and childless herself after a brief marriage, she dedicated herself to helping the sick, the needy and the young. In 1682, she received the habit of a Dominican tertiary and took the name Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo. She was joined by a small group, and a family of religious founded in the Philippines had its beginning. Final approval came later, but the early years brought many difficulties. Francisca persevered. Her pioneering ideal of a religious community for Filipinas, in the spirit of St. Dominic, was based on a life of prayer, of penance and service for others. She herself set an example of these; and continued to guide and inspire her companions.

On August 24,1711, Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo died at the age of 63, bringing to a happy end a life of deep fidelity, and leaving a legacy of service to the sick, the poor, and the young.
 
Location. 14° 35.627′ N, 120° 58.642′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Muralla Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Statue of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Statue of Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo

M. Francisca del Espiritu Santo
1647 – 1711
Foundress
Beaterio De Sta. Catalina
Terciaria de Ste. Domingo
now
Congregation of Dominicari Sss
of
I Catherine of Siena
Philippines
walking distance of this marker. College of San Juan de Letran (a few steps from this marker); Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War (about 150 meters away); Hospital de San Juan de Dios (about 210 meters away); Andres Bonifacio (about 240 meters away); Cruceiro (about 240 meters away); Philippine Post Office (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Plaza de Espaņa (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Intramuros.
 
Also see . . .  Life of Mother Francisca & The Beaterio (1647-1711). (Submitted on December 12, 2009.)
 
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