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Sor María de la Paz

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

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From a privileged family in Santiago de Estero, she became a beata and raised funds to build a place for men and women seeking spiritual solace following the expulsion of the Jesuits. She eventually founded a House of Spiritual Exercises in Buenos Aires in 1780. Pilgrims took part in 16 hour sessions of prayer. This casa replaced the women's prison and Sor María worked with the inmates giving spiritual guidance. She died in 1799. (Socolow, 108)

Life Events

Other 1780She founded a house of spiritual exercise in Buenos Aires.
Died 1799


Socolow, Susan Migden, (1999), The Women of Colonial Latin America


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