St Teresa of Ávila, Prayer, Feast Day, Patron of, Novena, Shrine, Tomb, Canonization

Saints Nаmе: St Teresa of Ávila
Віrth nаmе: Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada
Gеndеr: Female
Аgе: 
67
Віrth Dаtе: 
28 March 1515
Birth Place: Ávila, Spain
Died:
4 or 15 October 1582
Feast day:
15 October
Patron of:
Spain, sick people, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety, lacemakers
TombAlba de Tormes, Spain
Canonization: Beatified 24 April 1614, Rome by Pope Paul V, Canonized 12 March 1622, Rome by Pope Gregory XV
ShrineAvila, Spain

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Biography of St Teresa of Ávila

There is hardly a need for introduction for the woman who, for many, is the most outstanding Spanish writer or, at least, the most important mystic writer. Founder of the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites, with almost twenty convents, Ávila is deeply impregnated with the figure of this nun. So much so that she is referred to as La Santa and is the patron saint of the town; her feast day is celebrated on 15 October. She experienced numerous mystical visions and is closely associated with the venerated image of the Infant of Prague.

Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born to a wealthy family in the town. Much has been written about the fact that her family was one of converted Jews and it is possibly true. This caused problems for Teresa during the persecution of those who were not old Christians.

Her childhood in the town marked the two intertwined roads her life was to follow. On the one hand, her religious side appeared at an early age and she had no doubt that she would dedicate her life to worshipping God. On the other, her interest in literature, as an untiring reader of the adventure books that fell into her hands and, later, as a writer herself.

In view of her father’s opposition, she ran away from home and joined the Convent of La Encarnación in 1534. Bad health and realizing that monastic life was not what she thought made her reconsider her decision, but she finally chose to continue. What actually drove her on was the idea of founding a convent in which the precepts of asceticism would be observed, such as the obligation to poverty, solitude, and silence. She collected funds and, in 1562, opened the Convent of San José (which continues her mission today). However, in 1567, it was not acknowledged and her doctrines of reform received much opposition.

From then on, supported by John of the Cross, who did the same by founding the Order of the Barefoot Carmelite Monks, her order and the precepts of austerity, fasting, and prayer spread across the peninsula and clashed with the wealth and political protagonism of the Church.

Until her death in Alba de Tormes, the rest of her life was an array of journeys to found convents and monasteries that usually took her back to her beloved Avila. It is here where she wrote some of her most important works. Her writings have made her a poetess, thanks to her religious-lyrical poetry, and they have been studied and assessed in many ways. However, they have always stood out because they are not transcriptions or adaptations of sacred texts, which was the most common form of writing at the time, but rather original texts, with their own style, laden with spontaneity and feeling rather than literary archetypes.

Feast day of St Teresa of Ávila

St Teresa of Ávila has her feast on 15th of October.

Patron of

St Teresa of Ávila is the patron of  Spain, sick people, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety, lacemakers.

Tomb 

Her body lies in Alba de TormesSpain.

St Teresa of Avila prayer

Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
all things will pass away.
God never changes;
patience obtains all things,
whoever has God lacks nothing.
God alone suffices. Amen.

O My God! Source of all mercy!
I acknowledge Your sovereign power.
While recalling the wasted years that are past, I believe that You, Lord, can in an instant turn this loss to gain.
Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe that You can do all things.
Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Your grace, both now and in the future, that I may appear before You in “wedding garments.” Amen

St Teresa of Avila novena

Day 1
O Most Amiable Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The great gift of faith and devotion to the Holy Sacrament,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your faithful spouse Teresa, we will receive the gift of a lively faith and a fervent devotion towards the most Holy Sacrament of the altar; where You, O infinite Majesty, gave Yourself to be with us even to the end of the world and where You so lovingly gave Your whole Self.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 2
O Most Merciful Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The great gift of hope,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that by Your merits and by those of Your holy spouse, we will receive great confidence in Your goodness, by reason of Your Precious Blood, which You shed to its last drop for our salvation.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 3
O Most Loving Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The great gift of love,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your most loving spouse Teresa, we will receive the great crowning gift of Your perfect love.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 4
O Most Sweet Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The gift of great desire and resolution,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa so that we might love You perfectly.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your most generous spouse Teresa, we will receive a true desire and resolution to please only You, the utmost of powers.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:
Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 5
O Most Kind Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The great gift of humility,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your most humble spouse Teresa, we will receive the grace and joy of true humility.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 6
O Most Bountiful Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The gift of devotion towards Your sweet mother Mary and her holy spouse Joseph,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your most dear spouse Teresa, we will receive the grace of a special and tender devotion towards Your most holy mother Mary and towards Your beloved foster-father, Joseph.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:
Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of a tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 7
O Most Loving Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The wonderful gift of the wound in the heart,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your beautiful spouse Teresa, we will also receive a wound of love so that, henceforth, we may love You and give our mind to the love of nothing but You.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 8
O Most Beloved Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The eminent gift of the desire for death,” which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your most constant spouse Teresa, we will receive the grace of accepting death, in order to go and meet You for eternity in the country of the Blessed.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

Day 9
Lastly, O Dearest Lord Jesus Christ:
We thank You for, “The gift of the precious loving death’ which You granted to Your beloved Teresa.

We pray that, by Your merits and by those of Your most affectionate spouse Teresa, we will die a good death with a burning of love for You and, love You for ever more with a perfect love in heaven.

St Teresa, I pray (Share your request…) but may the will of God the Father Almighty be done.

Prayers: Our Father… Hail Mary… and Glory be…

St. Teresa: Pray for us, that we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation:
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of Blessed Teresa,
we may be nourished by her heavenly teachings
and draw from it the fervour of tender devotion.

This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.

St Teresa of Avila, Pray for Us

By St Alphonsus Liguori

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