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Micaela, feminine name variant of Michael; of Hebrew origin, its meaning is "He who resembles God"or"Who like God is".
Santa Micaela del Santísmo Sacramento. He was born in Madrid in 1809, with the name of Desmaisières López de Dicastillo in a family of the high aristocracy; I carry the title of Viscountess of Jorbalán. He studied with the Ursulines of Pau in France and moved in the most select circles of Madrid, Paris and Brussels. His true religious vocation awakens in his visits to the hospital of San Juan de Dios, where prostitutes were treated. Micaela moved, founded in 1845 the Colegio del Santísimo Sacramento with the mission of serving young women in the world of prostitution. In 1856 a religious congregation was born "Sisters Adorers Slaves of the Most Holy Sacrament and of Charity"who worshiped the holy Eucharist and their mission was dedication to their neighbor. He died in Valencia in 1865 at the age of 56, tending to his religious people affected by cholera; at that time he had 7 houses from his congregation to his credit.
His festival is celebrated on June 15.
Micaela variants Miguela or Miguelina, male Michael.
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