Concepcion Cabrera de Armida, affectionately known as Conchita, lived and sanctified all the states of Christian life: fiancee, wife, mother of nine children, grandmother, widow and by a special indulgence of Pius X, without being deprived of her family status, died canonically as a religious in the arms of her children. She was born December 8, 1862 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She died March 3, 1937 in Mexico City.
The most outstanding characteristics of her life were: purity of heart, a true spirit of sacrifice, humility and great love of Jesus Crucified.
Conchita was the instrument chosen by God to give the Works of the Cross to the Church, all of which contain the special characteristics of the Spirituality of the Cross. These Works seek to spread in the Church the Reign of the Holy Spirit, which is the Kingdom of Love expressed in the Cross of Our Savior.
Conchita was also a mystic and a spiritual writer. For more than forty years, on the advice of her spiritual directors, she faithfully kept a spiritual diary that numbered sixty six handwritten manuscripts which equals in amplitude the Summa of St. Thomas Aquinas. She addresses to all the People of God: to single and married people, to priests and to bishops, to religious and to all consecrated lives. As a mystical writer she heard God telling her: "Ask me for a long suffering life and to write a lot... That's your mission on earth". At the time her canonization process began in 1959, about 200 volumes of her writings were presented to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. On December 20, 1999, she was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II. Beatification. May 4, 2019 in Mexico City.