She was crowned Queen of Castille on December 13, 1474, and lived much of her life under duress of severe struggles for power within the State. Nevertheless, she conquered kings and unified her beloved country under the holy sign of Christianity.
She helped Christopher Columbus undertake the greatest voyage of history and therefore is perhaps better known for her benevolent sponsorship of the discoveries of the new world where Christianity was yet unknown.
A brave and virtuous woman, in addition to adversity resulting from the shifting centers of power in the fifteenth century Europe, Isabel also had to contend with her own personal tragedy, losing prematurely many of the persons closest to her, including a son and a daughter.
Her preservation of Christianity is emulated through the Daughters of Isabella, who seek to promote the welfare of the community and to follow, in mutually supportive ways, the teachings and rules of the Catholic Church.