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Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle Attributed to St. Teresa of Ávila’s Spiritual Daughter

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Ana de Lobera y Torres (1545-1621), better known by her religious name Sister Ana de Jesús, helped expand the Discalced Carmelites to France and Belgium. Above, painting in the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites, Brussels, c. 1650

In a decree signed on Dec. 14, Pope Francis authorized the beatification of Ana de Lobera y Torres (1545-1621), who helped to expand the Discalced Carmelites to France and Belgium. Also declared ‘Venerable’ is a brother of St. Gianna Molla.