Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 05 August |
The Commemoration of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Daily Prayer
And today we celebrate...Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day: Bl. Mariana of Jesus

“The Lily of Madrid”

SAINT MARIANA DE JESUS

Francisco Sylverio de Sotomayor | Wikipedia PD

Mercedarian Nun (1565-1624)

Her life

+ Mariana was born in Madrid, Spain, and was remembered as a pious child.

+ When she was 23, she turned down an offer of marriage and became a nun of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy (the Mercedarians).

+ Celebrated for her life of penance and her devotion to the Eucharist, and called “the Lily of Madrid,” Mariana died on April 17, 1624. She was beatified in 1783.

For prayer and reflection

I am like a growing olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the mercy of God, for ever and ever. Alleluia.”—Entrance for the Mass of Holy Men and Women—For a Nun

Spiritual bonus

On this day, we also remember Saint Wando. Abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Fontenelle, France, he died around the year 756.

Prayer

O God, who called your handmaid blessed Mariana of Jesus to seek you before all else, grant that, serving you, through her example and intercession, with a pure and humble heart, we may come at last to your eternal glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(from The Roman Missal: Common of Holy Men and Women—For a Nun)

Saint profiles prepared by Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S.

Access our archives of daily saint biographies here
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Philip Kosloski
Most priests can’t absolve these sins
2
Saint Mary of the Angels
Bret Thoman, OFS
All your sins will be forgiven if you go to a Franciscan church o...
3
Zelda Caldwell
World-record winning gymnast Simone Biles leans on her Catholic f...
4
CARLO ACUTIS
Violeta Tejera
Carlo Acutis’ first stained glass window in jeans and sneak...
5
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Cerith Gardiner
Nightbirde’s beautiful message as she drops out of TV show
6
Ignacio María Doñoro
Francisco Veneto
The military chaplain who pretended to be a criminal to rescue a ...
7
John Vianney
Philip Kosloski
Why St. John Vianney signed a petition to be “canceled̶...
See More