Sister Dulce was a nun from Bahia, who dedicated her life to love and serve the poor and helpless. At age 13, her dedication to the needy made his home known as "The San Francisco Portaria." One year after being ordained a nun, at the age of 20, she was already engaged in serving the poor community of the Alagados neighborhood and the working class. In 1939, she invaded five houses on Ratos Island, a region of the Lower City in Salvador, to house patients she collected on the streets. She was expelled from the place, and she went on a pilgrimage for a decade, taking her sick people to various places. Finally she installed them in the chicken coop of her Convent. Irma Dulce died on March 13, 1992, at age 77, and is currently in the process of canonization. In order to be canonized (declared Saint) it is necessary to prove another miracle attributed to the nun from Bahia.
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The Institution history began in 1949, when Irma Dulce housed her first 70 patients in the chicken coop of the Convent of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of God’s Mother, in the same place where, ten years later, in May 1959, the OSID Association was born.
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For the Irma Dulce’s canonization, it is necessary to approve an additional miracle attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Sweet of the Poor. At the canonization’s moment, the Holy Father, by virtue of his infallibility, declares that the Blessed is among the saints of heaven and inscribes the name of the person on the official list (canon) of the Saints of the Catholic Church.
The graces can be sent to the sector of Memory and Culture by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (71) 3310 -1115. If you prefer, please send your letter to the address Canoniza, Obras Sociais, Irma Dulce, Avenida Bonfim, nº 161, Largo de Roma, Salvador, BA, CEP 40.420-000.