Thursday, 15 October 2015

15th October - Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith

Born to the Spanish nobility, Teresa grew up reading the lives of the saints. After the death of her mother she left home and entered a Carmelite house. She founded a reformed convent of Saint John of Avila.

Patron against headaches, sickness, the death of parents. Patron for lace makers, people in need of grace, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety and sick people