Saint Teresa

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Birthday
13, 1900
Birthplace
Santiago, Chile
Death Date
Apr 12, 1920 (19)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1900
Birthplace
Santiago, Chile
Death Date
Apr 12, 1920 (19)

About

Nun of the Discalced Carmelite order well known for her work with the chronically ill, as well as with children. She was canonized as Saint Teresa of the Andes in 1993.

Before Fame

She read an autobiography of a French Carmelite nun as a young girl, and it influenced her decision to become a nun.

Trivia

She contracted typhus and died within a few months of entering the Discalced Carmelite order.

Family Life

She was born into an upper class family in Santiago.

Associated With

She was canonized by Pope John Paul II.