Mother María Félix Torres

 

Mother María Félix Torres, who founded the Company of the Saviour (Compañía del Salvador) and the Mater Salvatoris Schools, is in the process of canonization. 

Maria Felix was born in Albelda (Huesca, Spain), the 25 of August of 1907.

She received a careful education and in 1930 became one of the first Spanish women to graduate in Chemical Sciences at the University of Zaragoza.

Her desire to answer to God’s call, made her fully dedicate to the apostolate of young university students and girls in school age, who were destined to be the leaders of the future society. However, God requested her to follow Jesus in the same way as St. Ignatius of Loyola, and led her to transcend and fund on 1952 the Company of the Saviour.

As the Superior General of the Company, she personally encouraged to the foundations of the first Mater Salvatoris Schools in Spain, as well as those of Venezuela, in Caracas and Maracaibo.

The educative work of the Mother Maria Felix cannot be explained if the soul of her activity is unknown: she loved the students because she saw them with the eyes of God. She tried to inspire in the girls a deep love to Christ and the Church, appreciation of the sacraments, devotion to the Virgin Mary; but at the same time she understood that it had to be adapted to the speed of each person. She wrote in 1963:“I am glad for the girls having spiritual guidance and benefiting from it.It is an age difficult and of crisis…We have to pray for them, set for them a very good example and love them sincerely”.

After a life devoted to educating young people, she died in Madrid, on the morning of 12 January 2001, at 93 years of age. 

The positio for Her cause of canonisation is in Rome, at the saints cause, since November 2017.

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