Venerable Concepción Cabrera
Laywoman, mystic and apostle


Prayer for the Intercession of the Blessed Concepción Cabrera


Venerable Concepción Cabrera de Armida
aywoman, mystic and apostle


Pope Francis  authorized the promulgation
of the decree concerning the beatification of Concepción Cabrera

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.

From the Superior General of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit

External links:

* 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 Canozation(Spanish)

* 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

Eucharistic Spirituality of Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida

"I 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

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