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The famous China Poblana, it was not Chinese

The story of Catarina de San Juan makes the trip the opposite way, in the seventeenth century in Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico lived a rich Captain Don Miguel Sosa with his wife. The marriage had no descendants and so Sosa gave in to the pleas of his wife, something very common at that time, I send to bring a female slave to provide company to his wife. The girl arrived in Manila Galeon was quickly known as "La Poblana China" because at that time all the people of Asia were denominated that way, whether or not they were Chinese.

In spite of everything, its life maintains no similarity with the one of the women who made popular the fashion corresponding to Century XVII. Sosa's slave soon revealed to her masters that she was in fact an Indian princess named Myrrh of the Great Mughal Empire and had been abducted and sold as a slave in the Philippines. Named Catarina, she frequently visited the famous poblana nun, Sister Maria de Jesus, whose holy life and her hallowed aureole attracted the Indo-Filipina princess. Once the captain and his wife died, Mirra thought of entering a convent but married on the advice of her confessor. Once he was widowed, Mirra became free to develop spiritual life and set out on the path of perfection with the visions of Christ without the temptations of the devil. She died being hailed as a saint by the inhabitants of Puebla.