Monday, May 24, 2010

St. Teresa of the Andes (July 13, 1900 to April 12, 1920)

A young girl I knew passed away yesterday. She was a college student who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. She was an artist and aspiring jewelry maker.
When you hear about a young person dying, it stops you in your tracks and, for a moment, you put life into perspective. Why did someone with a life full of promise die?
St. Teresa of the Andes is a patron saint of young people. She was born on July 13, 1900 in Santiago, Chile. St. Teresa of the Andes was a Discalced Carmelite novice who died at just 19-years-old on April 12, 1920 in Los Andes, Chile. Canonized: 1993. Her feast day is April 12.

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