virgen d la soledad Essay

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Saint Soledad was born on December 2, 1826. Her real name was Vibiana. She loved to gather children of the neighborhood and have childish processions in honor of Our Lady. Later she began to visit the sick of the neighborhood and perform small penances for the souls of others. For five years she was dedicated to caring for the sick in their own homes in Madrid. She was educated by the Daughters of Charity. She wanted to become a nun but was unsuccessful in entering the Dominican community because of her poor health. On August 15, 1851, Vibiana and six others took the three religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, received the habit of the new congregation, and changed their names. She then became sister Soledad. Saint Soledad was born on December 2, 1826. Her real name was Vibiana. She loved to gather children of the neighborhood and have childish processions in honor of Our Lady. Later she began to visit the sick of the neighborhood and perform small penances for the souls of others. For five years she was dedicated to caring for the sick in their own homes in Madrid. She was educated by the Daughters of Charity. She wanted to become a nun but was unsuccessful in entering the Dominican community because of her poor health. On August 15, 1851, Vibiana and six others took the three religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, received the habit of the new congregation, and changed their names. She then became sister Soledad. The sisters were very poor and hardly had enough to eat. She spent many hours praying for more sisters. Mother Soledad had the joy of living to see her congregation given full papal approval in 1876. Soledad had governed the community for 35 years when she died of pneumonia on October 11, 1887. She was buried in the sisters' cemetery but, on January 18, 1893, her body was exhumed and transferred to the chapel. The body was still intact, exuding a bloody liquid and a sweet odor. A few years later, however, only bones remained. Maria Soledad was beatified on February 5, 1950, by Pope Pius XII. Her feast day is October 11. I choose her because I like the name but not only that but because she was a helpful person even though she was poor. Also, that was my great grandmother’s name. The part where I’m from in Mexico, they make a big celebration on her feast day as well as they make one for Saint Michael. There they have her church which is where my parents got married at. I personally have gone there myself. It’s a very beautiful church. Saint Soledad was born on December 2, 1826. Her real name was Vibiana. She loved to gather children of the neighborhood and have childish processions in honor of Our Lady. Later she began to visit the sick of the neighborhood and perform small penances for the souls of others. For five years she was dedicated to caring for the sick in their own homes in Madrid. She was educated by the Daughters of Charity. She wanted to become a nun but was unsuccessful in entering the Dominican community because of her poor health. On August 15, 1851, Vibiana and six others took the three religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, received the habit of the new congregation, and changed their names. She then became sister Soledad. The sisters were very poor and hardly had enough to eat. She spent many hours praying for more sisters. Mother Soledad had the joy of living to see her congregation given full papal approval in 1876. Soledad had governed the community for 35 years when she died of pneumonia on October 11, 1887. She was buried in the sisters' cemetery but, on January 18, 1893, her body was exhumed and transferred to the chapel. The body was still intact, exuding a bloody liquid and a sweet odor. A few years later, however, only bones remained. Maria Soledad was beatified on February 5, 1950, by Pope Pius XII. Her feast day is October 11. I choose her because I like the name but not only that but because she was a helpful person even though she was poor.…