Maria Bernarda Bütler

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Saint Maria Bernarda Bütler
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Born 28 May 1848
Auw, Aargau, Switzerland
Died May 19, 1924
Cartagena, Colombia
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified October 29, 1995 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized October 12, 2008, in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI
Feast May 19

St. Maria Bernarda Bütler (1848–1924), born Verena Bütler, was a Swiss saint. She founded the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians[1] and was a missionary in Ecuador. Eventually, her congregation had houses in Colombia, Austria, and Brazil.


Verena Bütler was born in Canton Aargau, Switzerland, on 28 May 1848.

She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 29, 1995 and was canonized on October 12, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.


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