The life of Mother Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament is no ordinary story. It is a story filled with that complete trust in God which makes life a daring adventure, the kind of adventure one encounters when one dares to love God above all things and to place one’s life completely in His hands. It is a story where trust in God and obedience to His manifest designs bursts forth into great sanctity.
Maria Luisa de la Pena
At the age of fifteen in obedience to her parents, she married Doctor Pascual Rojas, a prominent physician who was twice her age.
Doctor Pascual Rojas
Their life together was happy, a mutual growing in love of God and neighbor. God did not grant them children. They trusted and decided together that the poor would be their children. They built the little Hospital of the Sacred Heart to serve those less fortunate. After fourteen years of married life Maria Luisa was left a widow. On his deathbed, Doctor Rojas told her that he had no doubt what she would do after he had died – she would serve God as a religious.
Mother Maria Luisita
Mother Luisita is a model of holiness in the single, married, widowed and religious state.
The more I have prayed the more I see who the great patrons of our time have become for Hannah’s Tears. One of them of course is Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur the other beautiful lady is Mother Luisita. The more you reach out to these beautiful ladies the more you will agree with me that they are our guide in a time of great suffering. Go to them for intercession you will be delighted at how quickly they will come to your aide.
Born to a pious and wealthy family Maria Luisa de la Pena was born in Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco Mexico on June 21, 1866, the first surviving of fourteen children. Married to Dr Pascual Rojas. They had no children of their own, but both worked tirelessly for the poor, building their own hospital. Widowed after 14 years of marriage. Entered the Carmel of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Born June 21, 1866
Died February 11,1937
feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Yes, let us bless Our Lord because He has allowed us to become so very poor. No doubt this lack of even the necessary means of support will help us all to grow spiritually. All we have to do is gladly accept the privations and rigors that poverty brings us. I know that God will only allow what is more beneficial for us to happen. ~ Ven. Mother Luisita