Francisca del Espiritu Santo

A brief biography.

Francisca del Espiritu Santo was born in Manila as the daughter of captain Simon de Fuentes and Ana Maria Tamayo del Castillo, 1647. After a short marriage without children and having been a widow, she devoted her life to the sick and poor people and the youth.

She joined the Third Order of Saint Dominic in 1682 and formed a small group of women, but met with opposition when she tried to found a congregation for Philippine girls.

Thanks to her example and perseverance she built her monastery Beatorio de Sta. Catalina de Sena in Manila, 1696.

She died 24th August 1711.




300th Anniversary of the Congregation of  Dominican Nuns 
of Saint Catherine of Siena on the Philippines in 1996.

Francisca del Espiritu Santo (1647-24.8.1711) with in the
background the main
institute of the congregation in Manila.


Philippines  1996, Mi 2672, Sc 2409.


The ABC on Mother Francisca and the Beaterio de Santa
Catalina de Sena. Manila 1997. 31 pp.



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