Mother Laura Montoya
Mother Laura Montoya is Colombia's First Saint
By Latina Staff | 05/13/2013 - 12:30

Sunday was an important day in Colombia's history, as the first Colombian was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis. Mother Laura Montoya was named a saint by the Catholic Church, with livestreams broadcasting the moment to her hometown of Jerico, in the western state of Antioquia.

The nun, who was known as Mother Laura, founded the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Sienna when she left urban society in 1914 with four other young women to live in the dense jungle.


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Influential TIME
8 Latinos In Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" List
By Amaris Castillo | 04/18/2013 - 15:48

TIME released its tenth annual “Time 100” list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World today and we were so proud to see some Latinos dotted throughout the list, which covers everyone from icons to arists and pioneers. Below are the Latinos who made the coveted list!


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Nuns
Pope Francis Rigid On Reforming “Radical Feminist” U.S. Nuns
By Amaris Castillo | 04/16/2013 - 10:09

Seems as though Pope Francis isn’t too keen on “radical” feminism. Reports are out that the new Argentine leader of the Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed the Vatican’s criticism of a group of Catholic nuns known as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The group, which represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the United States, was decreed by the former Pope Benedict to change its ways.


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Pope Francis I
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the First Latin Pope
By Samantha Leal | 03/14/2013 - 11:46

History was made as the new pope was named – and he is Latino! Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, became the new pope who will lead 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis (as he’s now named) is the first Latin American to be named as such. But what do you really know about him? Here are ten things you definitely need to know.


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