April 12, July 13 – Saint Terese of the Andes: Patron Saint of Those who are Sick and Young People

Saint Terese of the Andes: Patron Saint of Those who are Sick and Young People (Feast Dates: April 12, July 13 – Carmelites)

Extract from Teresa de Jesús “de los Andes” (1900-1920) virgin, Discalced Carmelite Nuns: “Juanita possessed an enormous capacity to love and to be loved joined with an extraordinary intelligence. God allowed her to experience his presence. With this knowledge he purified her and made her his own through what it entails to take up the cross. Knowing him, she loved him; and loving him, she bound herself totally to him. Once this child understood that love demonstrates itself in deeds rather than words, the result was that she expressed her love through every action of her life. She examined herself sincerely and wisely and understood that in order to belong to God it was necessary to die to herself in all that did not belong to him. . . . In making her first Communion she received from God the mystical grace of interior locutions, which from then on supported her throughout her fife. God took over her natural inclinations, transforming them from that day into friendship and a fife of prayer. Four years later she received an interior revelation that shaped the direction of her life. Jesus told her that she would be a Carmelite and that holiness must be her goal. With God’s abundant grace and the generosity of a young girl in love, she gave herself over to prayer, to the acquiring of virtue and the practice of a life in accord with the Gospel. Such were her efforts that in a few short years she reached a high degree of union with God. Christ was the one and only ideal she had.” See PICTURE of Saint Terese of the Andes. See also:  Terese of the Andes, “Model of the Gospel’s Perennial Youth” (EN), Saint Teresa of Jesus (of the Andes) (EN). VIDEOS: St. Teresa of the Andes spouse of my soul!, Teresa de los Andes Part 1 A. Prayer to Saint Teresa of the Andes.

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Terese of the Andes on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Typhoid Fever in Zimbabwe (November  2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 6 – December 19, 2011.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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