Blessed Concepcion “Conchita” Cabrera de Armida

Enjoy meeting Blessed Concepción Cabrera de Armida (Conchita), a role model of faith & discuss how her example can help us in our daily lives. This Mexican mother & wife inspired the establishment of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller’s religious order!

The pamphlet about Blessed Conchita and the prayer card are linked below for download so you can enjoy them at home.


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Suggested Reading

Order the following books from
Sisters of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
1320 Maze Blvd
Modesto, California  95351
209-526-3525

Books by Blessed Concepcion “Conchita” Cabrera De Armida 
I Am: Eucharistic Medications of the Gospel 
It was Conchita’s fervent desire that our faith in Jesus be strengthened by reading these, her dialogues, with the Lord, that our hope in Him as Savior of the world might be increased, and that our love for Him and for one another might grow as well.

What Jesus is Like 
Conchita show us the very human, as well as divine, side of Jesus in order that we might more easily fall in love with Him and desire to follow Him more closely.  In 34 brief meditations, she covers every conceivable aspect of the life, personality and person of Jesus.

A Mother’s Letters 
Conchita’s letters to her large and extended family express not only her spiritual wisdom but also her warm, human side as she lovingly guides, advises, and rejoices with the members of her family in good times and bad.

Spiritual Direction – According to the Simple Plan 
This booklet presents the plan for spiritual direction according to Conchita.  It consists of 18 rules.  The goal is the transformation of the person in the Christ Priest and Victim.

Books by Fr. M.M. Philipon, O.P. about Conchita
Conchita – A Modern Mystic 
Holiness is God’s call to all people.  It is laity who is called, today, to give the world witness of family high holiness.  God has given us an example of such sanctity in the mother of nine children.

Conchita – A Mother’s Spiritual Diary 
For more than 40 years, on the advice of her spiritual directors, she faithfully kept a spiritual diary.  Drawing from her 66 handwritten notebooks. Fr. Philipon has compiled her principal message.