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About: Teresa of Avila

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Patron Saint of: Spain, sick people, people in a religious order, people mocked for their piety, suffering from headaches Feast Day: October 15 Teresa's mother was deeply religious but passed when Teresa was 11. She developed a deep devotion to Our Lady as her spiritual mother. After debating her vocation, she joined the Carmelite Convent in Avila, Crown of Castile (Spain) at age 20. She fell ill and became bedridden after joining and nearly died. She attributed an intercession of Saint Joseph to her recovery. Her spirituality was founded upon writings on contemplative prayer and abstinence from worldly pleasures by Francisco of...

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