Patria Mirabal is the oldest of the Mirabal sisters. When she was a young girl, she was a very devout catholic and wanted to become a nun. She swayed away from her wish of becoming a nun, when she met a young man named Pedrito Gonzales while she was enrolled in school. They married when she was only seventeen and soon started a family of her own. Pedrito and Patria had four children, Nelson, Noris, Raul Ernesto and Juan Antonio, but died five months after birth. Patria was the last of her sisters to join the revolution after witnessing a death of a child.
Patria was famous for saying "We cannot allow our children to grow up in this corrupt and tyrannical regime, we have to fight
against it, and I am willing to give up everything, including my life if necessary".