Feastday St. Teresa: October 15
When did St. Teresa live: 1515 - 1582
Biography of St. Teresa:
Teresa was one of the leading figures of the Catholic Counter-Reformation and is one of the 33 Doctors of the Church. After she had had a mysterious disease, which completely paralyzed her, she retired to the convent. Here Teresa was able to regain motor function in a prodigious way. St. Teresa was firmly convinced that God in the person of Jesus Christ inspired her in her work to reform the Carmelite Order. She died on the day, when the first countries of Europe passed from the Julian calendar to that Gregorian.
Statues and sculptures of St. Teresa portrayal, imagery and emblem:
The sculptures represent St. Teresa with a dress of the Carmelites or with the pierced heart.
Patronage St. Teresa: Patron of Croatia, of Spain, of the sicks, of orphans and of people in search of grace.