|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||05°03' 12°20 Asc. 05°54'|
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.
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)