Conchita Armida was born on December 8, 1862, in San Luis Potosí, she was the seventh of twelve siblings. She was born on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, hence the origin of her name.
From a very young age, she was very devoted to Jesus and she loved teaching people how to read, and catechizing the poorest. She married Francisco Armida with whom she had 9 children, despite being a mother and wife, her devotion was never diminished. One day while in spiritual exercises, she heard, clearly and without hesitation, a voice that said: Your mission is to save souls. All her longing was to belong to the Lord. He engraved the Holy Name of Jesus on his chest, a new and great feeling made her exclaim: "Jesus, savior of men, save them."
God and his family
All life she lived for Jesus and her family, even though her husband dies and faces very adverse economic situations throughout her life, at all times she kept her faith in God who at all times helped her and allowed her to leave ahead.
Inspirator of the works of the Cross
Conchita was the inspiration for the five works of the Cross: Apostolate of the Cross (1894), Religious of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1897), Alliance of Love (1909), Fraternity of Christ the Priest (1912), and Missionaries of the Holy Spirit (1914). After a while Conchita also lost her children, loneliness began for her and with it the last stage of her life. She had God who would never leave her alone. Her spiritual directors ordered her to write down all the communications she received from God. This is how she wrote several books. Conchita's fecundity was prolonged, not only in her blood family and in her writings, but also in her spiritual family. From her spirit live the five Works of the Cross, nine Religious Congregations, and Pastoral Movements.