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Saint Teresa of Jesus, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church -

St. Teresa of Jesus was a Spanish Carmelite nun and mystic born in 1515. Her life story is inspirational and relatable. She was not the typical saint that had a calling to be religious while at a young age. Her courage, intelligence, determination, and mystical encounters with the Lord made her the first woman Doctor of the Church and an enchanting saint.  Growing up, she was a regular teenager; her focus was boys, clothes, flirting, and rebelling. When she was 14 years old, her mother passed away, leaving her brother and dad alone. Discouraged by her unruly behavior, her father...

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