Tribute to the canonization of Mama Antula – News Web

  • She is considered Mother of the Country and a reference for women who fight for equality and human rights.
  • As part of the tributes, there is an offertory at the main entrance of the Women’s Pole.
  • In addition, next Wednesday, an image will be placed in the Compañía de Jesús Church this Monday and in the Basilica de la Merced.

The Women’s Secretariat accompanies the canonization of María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, popularly known as Mama Antula, a ceremony that took place this Sunday and was presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Mama Antula is the first Argentine Saint. A secular woman who defied the mandates of her time, whose life was dedicated to assisting the most dispossessed.

In his wake he marked the path of unity of the poor, slaves and aborigines, with the dominant classes, through the Ignatian spiritual exercises and the vindication of the work of the Jesuits.

Today, it represents women’s fight for equality and just causes.

Actions scheduled in Córdoba in tribute to Mama Antula

● Offertory at the main entrance of the Women’s Pole (Entre Ríos 680, city of Córdoba).

● Placing an image of Mama Antula at the first Mass in honor of her canonization, this Monday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m., in the Church of the Company of Jesus.

● Placing an image of Mama Antula at the Mass of Ashes and Tribute for the canonization of Mama Antula, on Wednesday, February 14 at 12 noon, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy.

About Mama Antula

With the name María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, she was born in 1730 in the town of Villa Silípica, current province of Santiago del Estero, and died on March 7, 1799 in Buenos Aires.

She lived in the 18th century and opposed, through notable secular work, the mandates that fell on the most vulnerable and, especially, she fought to vindicate women.

He abandoned life with his wealthy family and the obligation of marriage, to walk more than 4,000 kilometers, carry and defend the banner of the Jesuits who had been expelled, confronting the orders of the Viceroy.

He carried out spiritual exercises that brought together people from high society along with servants, slaves and native peoples under one roof.

Her courage and bravery led her to be an advisor to the men of the political elite who would promote the May Revolution.

She founded the first Girls’ School in Argentina, where she instructs women in the first letters, Christian doctrine and work.

He arrived in Córdoba in 1777 barefoot, and stayed for two years, carrying out more than 50 rounds of spiritual exercises.

On her pilgrimage she was accompanied by the order of Discalced Carmelites of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

He left a lasting mark on the Society of Jesus of which he was a part. And, furthermore, he stood out for preaching retreats with Mercedarian friars.

Pope Francis, her faithful devotee, sanctifies her by declaring her Mother of the Country.

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