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So, into this world, Francisca emerged as a woman, who took on the yoke of her gender, and as a widow who bore the weight of her grieving with heroic valor and saintly gentility. She was a woman of persistence, strong in her yearnings, prophetic in her visions, passionate in her pursuit of God's will in her life. She survived the death of her husband, wilted away the cynicism of her friar-confessors, and outlasted the opposition of an archbishop. She was reprimanded for her impertinence; faced excommunication and disgrace; built a home, saw it destroyed, and witnessed it being raised up again, according to the irresistible will of God. She was a flower that bloomed in adversity, admired by men and women, approved by God.

Francisca the Religious.

Historically, full participation of women in religious life, was a later development. This was very much true to the Philippines.

While men religious started coming to the islands, in the earliest years of the conquest, omen religious only appeared in 1621. Mother Jeronima de la Asuncion came all the way from Spain to found the Monasterio de Santa Clara. 50, religious women-in-community in those times were fragile morning blossoms, which took a lot of divine and human nurturing.

For the Dominicans in the Philippines, the idea of a monastery for nuns was born in their Provincial Chapter of 1633. However, a Royal Cedula of 16 February 1635, ordered the governor-general "to stop the foundation of the said convent ." But the dream did not die.

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...So when I was already advised to undergo Andiogram, the last left of the series of medical exams before the operation, I was crying and telling Mother Francisca...   
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