María Laura de Jesús Montoya Upegui (Jericó, Antioquia,  26 de mayo de 1874 - Medellín, Colombia, 21 de octubre 1949), mejor conocida como Madre Laura, fue una educadora y misionera católica fundadora de la Congregación de las Misioneras de María Inmaculada y de Santa Catalina de Siena. El papa Francisco inscribió su nombre en el libro de los santos mediante la fórmula canónica en solemne concelebración eucarística en la plaza de San Pedro el 12 de mayo de 2013.

María Laura de Jesús Montoya Upegui (Jericó, Antioquia, 26 de mayo de 1874 - Medellín, Colombia, 21 de octubre 1949), mejor conocida como Madre Laura, fue una educadora y misionera católica fundadora de la Congregación de las Misioneras de María Inmaculada y de Santa Catalina de Siena. El papa Francisco inscribió su nombre en el libro de los santos mediante la fórmula canónica en solemne concelebración eucarística en la plaza de San Pedro el 12 de mayo de 2013.

Blessed Mother Laura Montoya pictured in undated portrait  Blessed Mother Laura Montoya, the Colombian founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and of St. Catherine of Siena, is pictured in an undated portrait. Mother Montoya, who died in 1949 after a career spent working with poor indigenous Colombians in difficult circumstances, will be canonized on May 12 and become the first Colombian saint. (CNS photo)

Blessed Mother Laura Montoya pictured in undated portrait Blessed Mother Laura Montoya, the Colombian founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and of St. Catherine of Siena, is pictured in an undated portrait. Mother Montoya, who died in 1949 after a career spent working with poor indigenous Colombians in difficult circumstances, will be canonized on May 12 and become the first Colombian saint. (CNS photo)

At Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis canonized 800 Martyrs from the Italian city of Otranto, along with two Latin American religious Foundresses, Mother Laura Montoya e Upegui – the first Colombian saint – and Mother Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, from Mexico.

At Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis canonized 800 Martyrs from the Italian city of Otranto, along with two Latin American religious Foundresses, Mother Laura Montoya e Upegui – the first Colombian saint – and Mother Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, from Mexico.

Santa Madre Laura Montoya Jerico Antioquia Colombia 1949

Santa Madre Laura Montoya Jerico Antioquia Colombia 1949

Santa Madre Laura Montoya

Caballeros de la Virgen - Se presentó el demonio que quería vengarse. - Santa Madre Laura

At Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis canonized 800 Martyrs from the Italian city of Otranto, along with two Latin American religious Foundresses, Mother Laura Montoya e Upegui – the first Colombian saint – and Mother Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, from Mexico.

At Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis canonized 800 Martyrs from the Italian city of Otranto, along with two Latin American religious Foundresses, Mother Laura Montoya e Upegui – the first Colombian saint – and Mother Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, from Mexico.

At Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis canonized 800 Martyrs from the Italian city of Otranto, along with two Latin American religious Foundresses, Mother Laura Montoya e Upegui – the first Colombian saint – and Mother Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, from Mexico.

At Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis canonized 800 Martyrs from the Italian city of Otranto, along with two Latin American religious Foundresses, Mother Laura Montoya e Upegui – the first Colombian saint – and Mother Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, from Mexico.

Anverso de la moneda de la santa madre Laura Montoya

Anverso de la moneda de la santa madre Laura Montoya

Tapestry of Mother Laura Montoya hangs on St. Peters Basilica during canonization Mass at Vatican  The tapestry of St. Laura Montoya, the Colombian founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and of St. Catherine of Siena, hangs on St. Peters Basilica during her canonization Mass at the Vatican May 12. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Tapestry of Mother Laura Montoya hangs on St. Peters Basilica during canonization Mass at Vatican The tapestry of St. Laura Montoya, the Colombian founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and of St. Catherine of Siena, hangs on St. Peters Basilica during her canonization Mass at the Vatican May 12. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)


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