Escobar, Marina De

Escobar, Marina de a Spanish foundress of religious orders, was born at Valladolid, February 8, 1554. Although the daughter of rich parents, she refused marriage. She had visions very frequently, in which Sts. Gertrude, Brigitta, and Mathilda appeared to her. In 1582 a number of women desired to share her mode of living, and retired under her guidance to a monastery, to which she gave the name of Recollection of St. Bridget. She died June 9, 1633. Her Life, begun by P. Del Puente, was finished by P. Cachupin, the provincial of the Jesuits of Castile (Madrid, 1665). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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