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Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2019
1. Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos Marker
Inscription.  

Sierva de Dios
Madre Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Davalos
Fundadora de la Congregación de Hermanas Josefinas
México 27 de agosto 1829
24 de abril 1884
“Dios me ve”

English translation:
Servant of God
Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos
Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph
Mexico August 27, 1829 - April 24, 1884
“God sees me”
 
Location. 13° 40.478′ N, 89° 14.486′ W. Marker is in Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad. Marker is on 3a Avenida Norte just north of 1a Calle Poniente, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad 01502, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Construction of the North-South Highway and the Central American University (approx. 0.7 kilometers away in San Salvador); Francisco Andrés Escobar Building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away in San Salvador); General José María Cańas Highway (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Mural of the Martyrs of the UCA
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2019
2. Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos Marker and bust
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away in San Salvador); Ceiba de Guadalupe Church (approx. 0.7 kilometers away in San Salvador); Quetzalcoat's Stone (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Massacre at the Central American University (UCA) (approx. 0.8 kilometers away in San Salvador); Plaza Brasilia (approx. 0.8 kilometers away in San Salvador). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antiguo Cuscatlán.
 
Regarding Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos. From "Sheperds in the Image of Christ: The Centennial History of St. John's Assumption Seminary Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas", Mary Diane Langford CDP, 2014.
The Founding of Las Hermanas Josefinas

José María Aguilera Vilaseca came to Mexico from Spain as a member of the Congregation of the Missions (known in the US as Vincentians). While a Vincentian, Vilaseca founded missions among various indigenous peoples. He had a deep devotion to St. Joseph; in 1872 he founded the Missionaries of St. Joseph and, with Miss Cesarean Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos, also founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Joseph (Hermanas Josefinas)…During the tumultuous years of the 1860s and 1870s
Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2019
3. Mother Cesarita Ruiz de Esparza y Dávalos Marker
The marker is across the street to the east from the Escuela Esparza (Esparza School).
in Mexico the Catholic Church experienced severe persecution. The Hermanas Josefinas filled a vacuum in both hospitals and orphanages left by the departure of the exiled Daughters of Charity.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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