Maria Bernarda Bütler
|Saint Maria Bernarda Bütler|
|Born||28 May 1848
Auw, Aargau, Switzerland
|Died||May 19, 1924
|Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||October 29, 1995 by Pope John Paul II|
|Canonized||October 12, 2008, in Rome by Pope Benedict XVI|
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 and was a missionary in Ecuador. Eventually, her congregation had houses in Colombia, Austria, and Brazil.
Verena Bütler was born in Canton Argau, Switzerland, on 28 May 1848.
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