The Cathedral of Granada will host the beatification of Conchita Barrecheguren, a Grenadian who died of tuberculosis at the age of 22 in 1927, this Saturday, May 6, from 11.00 am.
The motto of the ceremony is ‘A young saint for today’s Church’. The Prefect of the Congregation will officiate it for the Causes of Saints, Marcello Semeraro, and some 2,600 faithful will attend it.
The archbishops of Granada, José María Gil Tamayo, and the emeritus, Javier Martínez, will concelebrate, together with the bishops of Córdoba, Demetrio Fernández, and Jerez, José Rico Pavés. Around a hundred priests will take part in the concelebration.
The miracle recognised by the Holy See is the healing of a 16-month-old girl suffering from multi-organ aseptic shock, for whose cure the doctors could do nothing more, according to the Archdiocese of Granada in a press release. This devotion led some people to make a novena to Conchita, whose intercession cured the little girl.
Barrecheguren lived, suffered her illness with “deep faith and trust in the Lord”, and died in Granada. Devotion to the young woman from Granada is significant, not only in Alhambra but throughout Spain and other parts of the world, such as Germany, France, Mexico and Venezuela.
She was declared venerable on May 6 2020, together with her father, Francisco, who, once a widower, become a Redemptorist missionary in Granada and was ordained a priest. The Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Granada houses the tomb of Conchita and is a place of prayer and worship on the 13th of each month in memory of the day she died. GRANADA, May 5 (EUROPA PRESS)