St. Raphaela Day
Saint Rafaela Porras Ayllón (1 March 1850 - 6 January 1925) was a Spanish Roman Catholic who established the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in conjecture with her sister; upon becoming a nun she assumed the religious name of "María of the Sacred Heart of Jesus". She was a nun for most of her life and devoted herself to the management of the congregation and resided in Rome until her death after her resignation as the order's superior in 1893.
She was proclaimed to be Venerable on 13 May 1949 after Pope Pius XII recognized the fact that she had indeed lived a model and pious life of the heroic virtue that was required for the cause. The same pontiff presided over her beatification on 18 May 1952 after he approved two healings deemed to be miracles wrought from her direct intercession.
Rafaela Porras Ayllón. (2017, May 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:17, May 15, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rafaela...
The full gallery of photos from St. Rapheala Day can be found in the "Galleries" page of the Student Portal.
Since 2014 staff of Tokyo Weekender have visited Seisen International School to witness the community spirit evident on St. Raphaela Day.
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