- Mother Ascensión Nicol Goñi
Mother Ascensión Nicol Goñi (
14 March 1868– 24 February 1940) was a nunof the Roman Catholic Churchwho co-founded and became mother superiorof the Congregation of Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary.
She was raised to the title of "Blessed" upon
beatificationby Pope Benedict XVIon 14 May 2005alongside Mother Marianne Copeof the Hawaii Catholic Church. Beatificationis the first stage of the process which can lead on to canonizationinto sainthood.
She was born on
14 March 1868in Tafalla, Spainas Florentina Nicol Goñi, the youngest of four children.
Educated in the
Saint Rose of LimaDominican boarding school at Huesca, Spain where she became a Dominican nun in 1885, taking the name "Ascensión". She became a teacher in 1886, however, in 1913 the Spanish government took over the school and expelled the sisters.
missionaryto Peru, she arrived with 8 other nuns on 30 December 1913, teaching girls and caring for the poor and sick. She co-founded the Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary on 5 October 1918, and served the rest of her life as its first superior. Today the congregation has 785 missionaries in 21 nations.
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