St.Teresa of Avila(Aug.27)

Oct 15, 2012 by

August 27, October 15

Saint Teresa of Avila

.Patron Saint of the Sick, for Grace,

of Spain, of Lace Makers,

against Headaches, against the Death of Parents, 


Feast Dates:

August 27 (Transverberation of her Heart)

October 15


against bodily ills

against headaches

against sickness

against the death of parents

lace makers

lace workers

people in need of grace

people in religious orders

people ridiculed for their piety

sick people

World Youth Day 2011


Amos, Canada, diocese of

Berzano di Tortona, Italy

Pozega, Croatia


Extract from St. Teresa of Avila:The gift of God to Teresa in and through which she became holy and left her mark on the Church and the world is threefold: She was a woman; she was a contemplative; she was an active reformer. As a woman, Teresa stood on her own two feet, even in the man’s world of her time. She was “her own woman,” entering the Carmelites despite strong opposition from her father. She is a person wrapped not so much in silence as in mystery. Beautiful, talented, outgoing, adaptable, affectionate, courageous, enthusiastic, she was totally human. Like Jesus, she was a mystery of paradoxes: wise, yet practical; intelligent, yet much in tune with her experience; a mystic, yet an energetic reformer. A holy woman, a womanly woman. Teresa was a woman “for God,” a woman of prayer, discipline and compassion. Her heart belonged to God. Her ongoing conversion was an arduous lifelong struggle, involving ongoing purification and suffering. She was misunderstood, misjudged, opposed in her efforts at reform. Yet she struggled on, courageous and faithful; she struggled with her own mediocrity, her illness, her opposition. And in the midst of all this she clung to God in life and in prayer. Her writings on prayer and contemplation are drawn from her experience: powerful, practical and graceful. A woman of prayer; a woman for God.” See PICTURE of Saint Teresa of AvilaSee also: Teresa of Ávila (Multilingual), Teresa of Avila (EN), St. Teresa of Avila (EN), Santa Teresa de Jesús (SP), Santa Teresa di Gesù (d’Avila) Vergine e Dottore della Chiesa (IT) Ste Thérèse d’Avila, vierge et Docteur de l’Église (1515-1582 (FR), Swieta Teresa z Avila (PO). VIDEOS : Saint Teresa of Avila Autobiography, St. Teresa of Avila, Saint Teresa of Avila Oct 15, SAINTS SPEAK: St. Teresa of Avila (Holy Repentance), santa Teresa de Jesus y La Eucaristía, Santa Teresa d’Avila- prima parte, Ste Thérèse d’Avila et Jésus.Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes, PRAYER to Saint Teresa of Avila.

b. March 28, 1515 and d. Oct. 4, 1582) Extract from Saint Teresa of Avila:: “Born to the Spanish nobility. Crippled by disease in youth, and cured after prayer to Saint Joseph. Her mother died when Teresa was 12, and she prayed to Our Lady to be her replacement. Her father opposed entry to religious life, so she left home without telling anyone, and entered a Carmelite house at 17. Soon after taking her vows, she became gravely ill. She began receiving visions, and was examined by Dominicans and Jesuits, including Saint Francis Borgia, who pronounced the visions to be holy and true. Teresa founded several houses, often against fierce opposition from local authorities. Mystical writer. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 27 September 1970 by Pope Paul VI.”



The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Teresa of Avila on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Unemployment and Poverty in Spain (Spring, 2011) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 9 – May 22, 2011.

Conflict between Spain and ETA – Bombing (December 31, 2008) (Europe)  See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 5 – January 18, 2009.


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