Montoya, Laura

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Montoya, Laura Gender: F
María Laura de Jesús Montoya Upegui
born on 26 May 1874 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Jericó, Colombia, 5n47, 75w47
Timezone LMT m75w47 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°03' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°20 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 05°54'

Laura Montoya


Colombian Roman Catholic nun, who is the first person from her country to be made a saint. Known in religion as Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena, she founded the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and Saint Catherine of Siena (1914). She was noted for her work with Indigenous peoples and for acting as a strong role model for South American girls.

Montoya died after a prolonged illness on 21 October 1949, aged 75, in Medellín, Colombia. The last decade of her life were lived in a wheelchair. Her order at present now operates in a total of nineteen countries throughout the Americas as well as in Africa and Europe.

Pope John Paul II beatified her in 2004 and Pope Francis canonized her as a saint in mid-2013.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes data from Historia de las misericordias de Dios en un alma: Autobiografía Santa Laura Montoya by Nancy López Peña (Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2017).


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Roman Catholic)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Nun)
  • Vocation : Religion : Saint/ Stigmatist
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First Colombian to be made a saint)