Patron Saint Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa of Avila lived during the sixteenth century.
She was a mystic, a Doctor of the Church, a founder
of the Discalced Carmelite convents, and a holy woman.
St. Teresa Avila is the patron saint of many causes:
* Ailments of the body
* Loss of parents
* People in need of God's grace
* People in religious orders
* People ridiculed for their pious ways
* Pozega, Croatia
* Sick people
The feast of St. Teresa of Avila is celebrated on October
15. Many people who have St. Teresa Avila as their patron
saint wear a St. Teresa Avila medal or a St. Teresa
Avila charm as a reminder to live a pious, holy life.
Wearing a St. Teresa necklace offers the strength to
remain true to Jesus Christ and avoid the temptations
of today's world.
Prayers to St. Teresa of Avila
Prayer to Relieve Pain
Dear wonderful saint, model of fidelity to vows, you
gladly carried a heavy cross following in the steps
of Christ who chose to be crucified for us. You realized
that God like a merciful Father chastises those whom
He loves--- which to worldings seems silly indeed. Grant
to N. relief from great pains if this is in line with
God's plan. Amen.
Prayer for Religious Life
O Wonderful Teresa, daughter of Spain, you taught
us to walk the way of Christian perfection which is
the Way of the Cross. You inspired innumerable men and
women by your writings as well as your conduct, deserving
the title of Doctor of the Church. Ever faithful to
St. Peter's successors, inspire fidelity to religious
vows on the part of those who have taken them and make
them ever true to their vocation. Amen.
"Christ has no body but yours," by St.
Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now on earth but yours; yours are
the only hands with which He can do His work.
Yours are the only feet with which He can go about the
world; yours are the only eyes through which His compassion
can shine forth upon a troubled world. Christ has no
body on earth but yours.