Bertilda Samper Acosta

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1856 – 1910

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Who was Bertilda Samper Acosta?

Sister María Ignacia, OSC, born Bertilda Samper Acosta was a Colombian Poor Clare nun, poet and writer. She was the daughter of José María Samper Agudelo and Soledad Acosta Kemble, both renowned writers and journalists of their time in Colombia.

Although most of her poetry has remained unpublished, she is known for her revision and expansion of the novena of aguinaldos, a popular devotional novena of Advent during the Christmas season in Colombia, also popular in Ecuador and Venezuela.

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Born
Jul 31, 1856
Bogotá
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Died
Jul 31, 1910
Bogotá

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on July 23, 2013

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