María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, better known as Mama Antula, was canonized by Pope Francis in the Vatican today and became the first Argentine saint in history.
The Church confirmed that Mama Antula performed at least two miracles, after being beatified in 2016, for which she was canonized this Sunday worthy of veneration throughout the entire planet.
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Mama Antula is holy: what she did and what her miracles were (Photo: EFE Claudio Peri).
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What were the miracles of Mama Antula and what did she do?
Mama Antula produced her first miracle in 1905 when she cured Sister Vanina Rosa of the Daughters of the Divine Savior, who was in a bad state and improved after María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa intervened.
Secondly, the now saint managed to heal a man who suffered a cardiovascular accident (CVA) in Santa Fe, after praying to Mama Antula to get better. “They prayed to María Antonia and the miracle of her healing occurred. The medical history was sent to Rome to be evaluated by nine different doctors from other parts of the world,” explained historian Graciela Ojeda de Río in words for Télam.
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The doctors found no explanation or scientific reasons for the healing of this man who suffered the stroke. That is why Mama Antula was beatified in 2016 in Santiago del Estero by Pope Francis and today she was made a saint.
Mama Antula is holy: what she did and what her miracles were (Photo: Vatican).
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Who was Mama Antula, the first saint of Argentina
María Antonia de San José, better known as Mama Antula, was born in 1730 in Villa Silípica, in Santiago del Estero. Coming from a prominent family, she began her religious life after avoiding her arranged marriage at age 15. In 1760, she gathered a group of young women and dedicated herself to charity.
In 1774, she founded the House of Spiritual Exercises in Buenos Aires, where she dedicated herself to evangelization and the training of young women. Mama Antula was noted for her commitment to the dispossessed and forgotten in society, defying the social restrictions of the time. She died in Buenos Aires in 1799 and her remains rest in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy in Buenos Aires.