Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo

Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (HMGSN)

Location: Manila, NCR 19602 Berks County
Country: Philippines

N 14° 35.627', E 120° 58.642'

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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.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)51P E 282106 N 1614366
Decimal Degrees14.59378333, 120.97736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 35.627', E 120° 58.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 35' 37.62" N, 120° 58' 38.52" E
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1151-1185 Muralla Street, Manila NCR 19602, PH
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