Categories: HomiliesPublished On: October 15th, 2021Tags: , 310 words9.4 min read
St Teresa of Jesus

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St Teresa of Jesus

A little about this special saint. She grew up reading about the lives of the saints, and this was in the fifteenth century.

She liked to play the game “hermit” which we really do not know much about, but the name gives us some idea. She was crippled by a disease, but after prayer to St. Joseph she was cured. At 12 her mother died, but she asked the Blessed Virgin Mary to be her mother. At 17 she entered the Carmelite order secretly. Soon after she became ill, from which she never really recovered. It was then she started receiving visions, which the church determined to be holy and true.

She founded a reformed convent. Pope Paul the VI proclaimed her a doctor of the church in 1970. Her body has been preserved incorrupt. There are many photographs of this miracle online. She wrote something of an autobiography, The Life of Saint Teresa of Jesus. I would recommend you consider reading Interior Castle or listen to it online. A very remarkable saint. One of her quotes is: “Know that even when you are in the kitchen, our Lord moves amidst the pots and pans.”

The Catholic Church is fortunate to have such powerful saints that they have been named doctors of the Church. In Romans, St. Paul wrote blessed are those whose sins are forgiven . . . blessed is the man whose sin is not recorded by the Lord. The doctors of the church have always advised confession. We all can have our sins forgiven. Remember confession times are at 10 and 3 on Saturdays at St Joseph. Make time this weekend for confession.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen