Friday, February 26, 2010

Ven Teresa of the Child Jesus of Prague (Mira García)

Teresa was born in Algueña (Alicante, Spain), on 26 September 1895. On 5 April 1915, she entered the noviciate of the Teresian Carmelite Missionaries in Tarragona. Teresa loved the Church and committed herself to serving its weakest members: the children, on whom she poured out goodness and tenderness. Some are still alive, witnesses who remember her and venerate her, considering her still "present" in their lives. Teresa was a model of equilibrium and unity in the tragic Spanish civil war (1936-1939). She died in Novelda (Alicante), on 26th February 1941.

Her motto, which characterized her, was "to do good to everyone", without distinction of creed or party, placed her in the footsteps of Jesus who "passed by doing good". We could sum her up as "loving God and neighbour", welcoming, simple and kind. Her virtue has been proclaimed heroic (Rome, 17th December 1997).

-- Adapted from the Teresian Carmelite Missionaries website

1 comment:

Kindred Spirit said...

How beautiful she is! The beauty of God shines in her face. Thank you for posting this, and thank you for the Thomas Tallis 'Spem in Alium'--it's always been one of my favorites, and I realy like the version you've chosen.