Sunday, February 27, 2011

The other Teresa

She read the autobiography of St. Therese and was inspired to pursue a vocation as a Carmelite. After she entered the convent her letters to friends and relatives were filled with such joy that some of the recipients entered religous life as well. She contracted typhus and shortly before her death at age 20, she wrote, "For a Carmelite, death has nothing to be afraid of. She is going to live her true life. She is going to fall into the arms of the one who loved her here on earth beyond all things".
She is St. Teresa of the Andes.

4 comments:

Old Bob said...

Thank you, Dymphna!

Lola said...

What a Beautiful Girl.
I think she must have had the heart of a poet.

We are so blessed that God has given us so many role models.

I hope and pray those that have a vocation to religous life or the priesthood find their congregation.

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Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Ah, yes, of the Andes.

I reacted about "typhus" since St. Therèse of Lisieux died in TBC.

They are so similar, especially in the expression.