Patroness of the abused.
Laura died due to complications of illness and physical abuse at the hands of her mother's lover, Manuel Mora. He beat her unconscious as she tried to run from him. Laura died a few days later at the age of thirteen. Numerous times before her death, Laura heroically resisted Mora's efforts to seduce her, fleeing the house whenever the situation worsened. She offered her life in sacrifice for her mother's conversion. After her death, Laura's mother found out about her offering and left Mora. Laura's feast day is January 22.
I ask Laura's intercession for myself. Just like her, I too had prayed to be spared from a life of sin, her prayer was answered and God accepted her sacrifice. It didn't work out as well for me.
Blessed Laura Vicuna pray for us. Pray for those most abandoned and alone. Pray especially for those children who are victims of sexual abuse, violence, and neglect. Pray for those survivors who continue to suffer and mourn.
Brief biography, Bl. Laura Vicuna