I am looking for information on this saint.
I visited a Catholic Cathedral in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1994, during my time away from the Church. While there, I saw the relic body of a Saint. I was thumbing through a travel Mexico book today and learned it was the body of a Santa Inocencia.
Is this a real Saint? Who is she? How can I find information on her?
Sure hope you can help!
I sure hope someone can help me find this information. I seem to be running into dead ends.
This must not be your Santa Innocencia; however,
OK, One St. Innocent was an Orthodox Priest in America, he is real big with them.
Do advance search at google and then search pages in Spanish for Santa Inocencia, I’m getting info from the Spanish Civil War, someone else maybe incorrupt so I am not sure about relics then.
And seeing how that could also mean “Holy Innocence” but maybe something will come up for you.
Type in “Santa Inocencia” and “Guadalajara”: that is getting a lot of stuff including it looks like a map of where this is down there.
You must have seen this in the Cathedral. es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catedral_de_Guadalajara_(M%C3%A9xico
“Leyenda” Legend also came up, another word “Bruja” which is you know, I think “witch”, so unless someone knows off the top of their heads, you can probably find a lot of info in this manner but it would take a bit of time to see what these webpages are saying.
I think it still merits mention that the Orthodox honors a Saint Innocent who was a Priest in the new world and apparently, at least Alaska.
One may see him at the above link.
Thank you SongofShepherds, for your help. I have done those things.
I did find a paragraph about the leyenda (legend) of Santa Inocencia.
Spanish is my 2nd language, so because of that, I find it hard to figure out the nuances in the language, and distinguish “legend” from fact. I’m hoping to find out that it is a legitimate saint, otherwise why is her body being venerated in the Cathedral in Guadalajara.
I know there are other Catholic legends that Saints are made of:
Saints: Valentine, Nicholas, Christopher, Philomena, are a few that come to mind.
Your post is well received.
I believe that more than one miracle needs to be attributed to a person after they have died, for them to be declared a Saint.
I am also hoping to find information on actual miracles attributed to Santa Inocencia.
Now, I’m getting the travel itch to visit Mexico. This time as a Catholic.
The story is of a little girl. She would go to school and hear all of the other children talk about their first communion and how beautiful and glorious it was. She too wanted to expirience the first communion and get closer to god.
She told her father and he had forbidden her from communion with god.
One day the little girl spoke to the father of the church and he arranged for the innocent girl to have her first communion.
She was dressed in a white dress, just like all the other little girls do when receiving the first communion. After the mass she went home so happy to share with her father the magical expirience.
He was in the kitchen when he saw the innocent girl in her white dress. When she told him of the beautiful mass, he picked up a knife and stabbed her in the abdomen… Just after her recieving the body of Christ in communion.
Neighbors found the little girl and took her to the cathedral in Guadalajara where she died.
This is the story that was told to me by my mother and various friends from Mexico.
I don’t know how accurate the story is, but it is a fact that she was killed by her father after her first communion.
She is honored in Mexico as “Santa Inocencia” and is honored as a saint because although she is dead, her hair continues to grow and her finger nails also.
This is indubitably one of my favorites, and to this day she is still honored by Sunday school children in Mexico.