October 15 – Saint Teresa of Avila: Patron Saint of Peace

Saint Teresa of Avila, PatronSaint of Peace (Feast Date: October 15)

(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.”


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

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

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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