Saint Teresa was born to the Spanish nobility and grew up reading the lives of the saints and playing in her garden alone. Crippled by disease at a young age, she was well educated at home. She was cured after praying to Saint Joseph. Her mother died when Teresa was 12 and she prayed to Mary to be her replacement. Her father opposed her entry to religious life so Teresa left home in secret and joined a Carmelite house at the age of 17. Seeing her passion to the Lord, her father finally let her have a religious life. As soon as she took her vows, Teresa became gravely sick which only got worse as she didn’t get enough treatment. She was declared a Doctor of the Church. When Saint Teresa died her heart showed signs of Transverberation(piercing of the heart).
Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things, whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. Amen.