Roma. María Teresita Albarracín joined the Claretian community (RMI) at the age of 15, in 1942. With great joy she consecrated herself to God in 1944, but a very serious illness started to impair her health and her apostolic activity, which she had started in her junior years.
Her love and her coherence in her firm resolve to live everything with joy for the sake of Him whom she considered the Love of her Life, Jesus, was never diminished.
This young missionary sister died without even accomplishing two years of her religious profession. But it was worth loving and living this way; it was worth giving herself simply and joyfully, as one who tries to be, as she used to say, an “apostless” not in great things, but at every step, no matter how little, always seeking the will of God the Father.
On July 1st, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Promulgation of the Decree of her Heroic Virtues.