Saint Teresa of Avila - Virgin, Reformer of the Carmelite Order (1515-1582).
Saint Teresa was born in 1515 in the kingdom of Castile in Spain, she was the youngest child of a virtuous nobleman. For a time frivolous conversations there, too, checked her progress toward perfection, but finally in her thirty-first year, she abandoned herself entirely to God. She died October 4, 1582, and was canonized in 1622.
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