On May 31, 1845 she was born in the hamlet of Berrospe, in the town of Andoain (Guipúzcoa),
Juana Josefa Cipitria y Barriola
. At the age of 26, in 1871, she founded the congregation of the Daughters of Jesus in Salamanca.
From then on, her name would be Candida Maria de Jesus .
At that time, May 31 was the feast of Our Lady of Fair Love. Today we celebrate the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Perhaps for this reason, and because of the Marian airs of the 19th century with the proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Mother Candida’s life always moved forward hand in hand with her “Immaculate Mother”.
How are we going to celebrate?
On the new website we have the FI Lives section to share not only the lives of the Daughters of Jesus, but also to get to know what they love.
What did Mother Candida love?
We want to answer this question together to celebrate May 31. Therefore, we invite you to answer it in one sentence and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday, May 28th. You can write the phrase, write a poem, record a video, draw a picture… You can use whatever way you express yourself best.
The material received will be published in social networks and on the international website.
The videos must be horizontal, in the best possible quality and must not exceed 30 seconds. With the videos we receive that meet the technical specifications we will edit a video that we will publish on May 31. Come and participate!
Download the letter here.