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St.Teresa Feast Day Celebration Thursday October 12 @ 1:30 p.m.

St.Teresa of Avila Feast Day Celebration October 12, 1:30 P.M
St Teresa Feast Day: October 15th

Patron of: chess players. Illness, loss of parents, the ridiculed, Headache sufferers, Spanish Catholic Writers

Her symbol is a heart, an arrow, and a book

Birth: March 28, 1515
Death: October 4, 1582
Beatified By: April 24th 1614, Rome by Pope Paul V
Canonized By: March 12th 1622, Rome by Pope Gregory XV

Teresa was born in Spain in the early 1500’s. Like many teenage girls, she loved fashion, boys and dreaming about the world outside. That same passion inspired her to bravely follow her dream to become a Carmelite nun. Teresa had intense spiritual experiences and eventually started a new convent stripped of the luxuries some other religious communities enjoyed at the time. Teresa’s writings were deep but relatable. She would use common metaphors like “diamonds” or even “chess” to help teach faith.

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