VENERABLE SOLEDAD SANJURJO SANTOS
SERVANT OF MARY MINISTER TO THE SICK
“Nothing gives more peace to the soul than complete surrender into the hands of God”
On November 15, 1892 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Mother Soledad Sanjurjo Santos was born into this life. She was the last of six children of José Sanjurjo González, of Spanish origin, and María de la Palma Santos del Toro who was born in San Juan.
She was baptized on April 3, 1893, in what is today the Cathedral of Saint Phillip in Arecibo and given the name María Consuelo.
She was barely six months old when her father died at the age of forty-five. The young widow did all she could to care for her children until succumbing to tuberculosis. She died on July 10, 1901 in San Juan at the age of thirty-eight.
WHAT SHE KEPT IN HER HEART ENLIGHTENED HER LIFE’S JOURNEY