Today’s Saint of the Day is Saint Teresa of Los Andes. She was born as Juana Fernández Solar and was a pious child who dedicated her life from a young age to the service of God. When she was 19, Juana became a Carmelite nun, and inspired by the life of Saint Teresa of Avila, she took the name Teresa. The convent offered the simple lifestyle Teresa desired and she focused her days on prayer and sacrifice. However, when she was 20 she became ill. Even in the midst of extreme suffering, she offered herself to Jesus and prayed for the sanctification of priests and the repentance of sinners. She died a few weeks later on April 12, 1920. On March 21, 1993, Pope John Paul ll canonized as her as a saint. She’s the patron saint of those who are ill and is known as the Flower of Andes.
God help us through the intercession of Saint Teresa of Andes to live a life dedicated to God and proclaim your love to the world through our words and actions. Amen