Pope Francis authorized the promulgation
of the decree concerning the beatification of Concepción
The beatification of Concepción Cabrera
will take place
on May 4, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico
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 Saints.
On December 20, 1999, she was declared Venerable by
Pope John Paul II.
On May 4, 2019 she will be beatified 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