Oct 15

Saint Teresa of Ávila

October 15th XVI century

Also called Saint Teresa de Jesús, Virgin and doctor of the Church. Reformer of Carmel, mother of the Discalced Carmelites and the Barefoot Carmelites; "mater spiritualium" (title under her statue in the Vatican basilica); Patron Saint of Catholic writers and doctor of the Church (1970): the first woman, who along with [Saint Catherine of Siena] received this title.