VALENCIA (1956-1960) Carmen wanted to respond to the call that the Lord had made to her since she was a child. With St. Francis Xavier as her point of reference, and desiring to go on mission, she made several unsuccessful attempts at the Congregation of Jesus and Mary in Madrid.
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BARCELONA (1962-1964) Carmen arrived in Barcelona on January 11, 1962 from London, where the superiors of the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of Christ Jesus – to which she had belonged since 1953 – sent her to learn English, in view of a possible destination in India. She thought that
ÓLVEGA Carmen was born in Ólvega, in the Soria province, in a numerous family. Her parents’ names were Antonio and Clementa; she was the fifth of nine siblings. Her family lived in the Plaza de España of the village. She was baptized on November 28, 1930 in the parish church