ope Francis authorized the promulgation of the decree
concerning the beatification of Concepción
Pope Francis on June 8 received in audience
Cardinal Angelo Amato,
the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he
authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decree
regarding a miracle through the intercession of
Venerable Servant of God,
Maria Concepcion Cabrera de Armida. The mother of a family who later
became a widow was born in San Luis Potosí (Mexico) on 8 December 1862 and
died in Mexico City (Mexico) on 3 March 1937.
Superior General of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
Decrees of beatification - Vatican News
Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Beatification of Concepción
Cabrera, Videos Fr. Alfredo Ancona, MSpS, Postulator of the Causes of
One of the great mystics of the 20th century
The Venerable Conchita, by Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins
Conchita, a Mother's Spiritual Diary
Edited by Marie-Michel Philipon, O.P.
Concepcion Cabrera de Armida, affectionately known as Conchita, lived
and sanctified all the states of Christian life: fiancee, wife, mother
of nine children, grandmother, widow and
by a special
indulgence of Pius X, without being deprived of her family status, died
canonically as a religious in the arms of her children.
She was born December 8, 1862 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She died March
3, 1937 in Mexico City.
The most outstanding characteristics of her life were: purity of heart,
a true spirit of sacrifice, humility and great love of Jesus Crucified.
Conchita was the instrument chosen by God to give the
Works of the Cross
to the Church, all of which contain the special characteristics of the
Spirituality of the Cross.
These Works seek to spread in the Church the Reign of the Holy Spirit,
which is the Kingdom of Love expressed in the Cross of Our Savior.
Conchita was also a mystic and a spiritual writer. For more than forty
years, on the advice of her spiritual directors, she faithfully kept a
spiritual diary that numbered sixty six handwritten manuscripts which
equals in amplitude the Summa of St. Thomas Aquinas. She addresses to
all the People of God: to single and married people, to priests and to
bishops, to religious and to all consecrated lives.
As a mystical writer she heard God telling her: "Ask me for a long
suffering life and to write a lot... That's your mission on earth". At
the time her canonization process began in 1959, about 200 volumes of
her writings were presented to the Congregation for the Causes of
On December 20, 1999, she was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II.
Beatification. May 4, 2019 in Mexico City.
Important dates in the
life of Concepción Cabrera
Spirituality of Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida
carry within me three lives, all very strong: family life with its
multiple sorrows of a thousand kinds, that is, the life of a mother; the
life of the Works of the Cross with all its sorrows and weight, which at
times crushes me until I have no strength left; and the life of the
spirit or interior life, which is the heaviest of all, with its highs
and lows, its tempests and struggles, its light and darkness.
Blessed be God for everything!"
– Blessed Conchita