Carmelite Memorial 13th July - St Teresa of Jesus "of Los Andes"

 

St Teresa of the AndesJuanita Fernandez Solar was born at Santiago, Chile, on 13th July, 1900. From her adolescence she was devoted to Christ. She entered the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns at Los Andes on 7th May, 1919, where she was given the name of Teresa of Jesus. She died on 12th April, of the following year after having made her religious profession. She was beatified on 3rd April, 1987, at Santiago, Chile, and canonised on 21st March, 1993 by Pope John Paul II and proposed as a model for young people. She is the first Chilean and the first member of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America to be canonised.  For more info CLICK HERE >>>