It was fun to discover Deb working at the shop. We had a blast talking about stuff and trying on clothes. I convinced Sylvia to get a straw hat that looked great on her. She bent the rim down and it looked like a Vietnamese hat. "That's how I'll wear it" I got jeans and a few vests and a cobalt blue wool scarf. Deb's dog Riley was there too and he played with Lucy, Sylvia's dog. Deb gave Sylvia a package of soup, peanut butter and a whole bunch of goodies she picked out. and she nearly fainted with joy. It was a long month she said. I had no idea she had run out of grocery money. When she dropped me off I insisted she come in for a quart of kale kielbasa soup to take home. We must look after each other. It was a fun day.
Teresa of Ávila
Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the ... Wikipedia
Born: March 28, 1515, Gotarrendura, Spain
Died: October 4, 1582, Alba de Tormes, Spain
Full name: Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada
Siblings: Agustín De Cepeda y Ahumada, More
Saint Teresa of Ávila by Peter Paul Rubens
Virgin, Mystic, Ecstatic, Doctor of the Church
Born 28 March 1515
Gotarrendura, Ávila, Crown of Castile (today Spain)
Died 4 October 1582 (aged 67)
Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Spain
Venerated in Roman Catholic Churco
Beatified 24 April 1614, Rome by Pope Paul V
Canonized 12 March 1622, Rome by Pope Gregory XV
Major shrine Convent of the Annunciation, Alba de Tormes, Spain
Feast 15 October
Attributes Habit of the Discalced Carmelites, Book and Quill, arrow-pierced heart
Patronage Bodily ills; headaches; chess; lacemakers; laceworkers; loss of parents; people in need of grace; people in religious orders; people ridiculed for their piety; Požega, Croatia; sick people; sickness; Spain; Talisay City, Cebu
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Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer in the Carmelite Order of her time and the movement she initiated, later joined by Saint John of the Cross, eventually led to the establishment of the Discalced Carmelites, though neither she nor Saint John were alive when the two orders separated.
In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV, and on 27 September 1970 was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography (The Life of Teresa of Jesus) and her seminal work El Castillo Interior (trans.: The Interior Castle), are an integral part of Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices. She also wrote Camino de Perfección (trans.: The Way of Perfection).
After her death, Saint Teresa was considered a candidate to become a national patron saint in Spain. A Santero image of the Immaculate Conception of El Viejo, said to have been sent with one of her brothers to Peru, Canonically crowned by Pope John Paul II on 28 December 1989 at the Shrine of El Viejo. Pious Catholic beliefs also associate Saint Teresa with the Infant Jesus of Prague with claims of former ownership and devotion.