Francisca del Espiritu Santo was a founder of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters
of Saint Catherine of Siena in the Philippines.
FRANCISCA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO
Francisca del Espiritu Santo was born in Manila. After a short marriage without children
and having been a widow, she devoted her life to the sick and poor people and the
She joined the Third Order of Saint Dominic in 1682 and formed a small group of women,
but met with opposition when she tried to found a congregation for Philippine girls.
Through perseverance she built her monastery Beatorio de Santa Catalina de Siena
in Manila in 1696.
to 24 August 1711
Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo de Fuentes, 300th Death Anniversary
Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Saint
Catherine of Siena in the Philippines, 300th Anniversary