St Teresa of Los Andes


St Teresa of Los Andes was born in Santiago, Chile on the 13 July 1900. She is well known as being a Carmelite nun who lived the simple life and focusing on prayer and sacrifice. Teresa loved to write and in her diary she wrote “I am God’s” “He created me and is my beginning and my end.” She died on the 12 April 1920 and is the first Chilean saint to be canonised by St John Paul II in 1993. She is the patron saint of young people.


About Author

Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.