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María de Ágreda

  • The sea is an astonishing creature ...

    • María de Ágreda,
    • c. 1645, in Clark Colahan, trans., The Visions of Sor MarÍa de Ágreda ()
  • ... my heart never delighted in earthly things, for they did not fill the emptiness in my spirit. For this reason, the world died for me in my youngest years, before I really came to know it.

    • María de Ágreda,
    • c. 1645, in Clark Colahan, trans., The Visions of Sor MarÍa de Ágreda ()

María de Ágreda, Spanish nun, writer, mystical bilocator

(1602 - 1665)

Full name: María Fernández Coronel y Arana, Abbess of Ágreda; in religious life, she was known as Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda; popular culture dubbed her the Lady in Blue and the Blue Nun.