Murcia, Spain, Jan 16, 2011 / 13:55 pm
Members of the Apostolic Sisters of Christ Crucified are praying for a miracle to move their foundress one step closer to beatification.
Maria Seiquer Gaya founded the religious order following the death of her husband during the Spanish Civil War.
The Apostolic Sisters of Christ Crucified are present in both Spain and Latin America.
Maria Seiquer was born in 1891 in Murcia, Spain. In 1914, she married Angel Romero, a doctor known for his honesty and dedicated service. The couple built a public chapel on their ranch in Villa Pilar where Maria taught catechism to children and her husband provided free care for the poor once a week.