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Blessed Laura Montoya Upegui

October 21
Colombian.
1874-1949

Educated at the Holy Spirit School in Amalfi, Colombia, and in Medellin, Colombia. Teacher. Beginning in 1908, she worked as missionary to the natives in the Uraba and Sarare regions. Founded the Works of the Indians and the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Mary and of Saint Catherine of Siena who minister to the poor throughout South America. Known for her defense of Indian rights, and as a strong role model for South American girls.

"To Win Them All for Christ" - Blessed Laura

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