DISCALCED CARMELITE FRIARS PROVINCE OF ST. THERESE
Saint Teresa of Jesus "de Los Andes"
St. Teresa de Los Andes was born Juanita Fernández Solar at Santiago, Chile, on July 13, 1900. From her adolescence she was devoted to Christ, and described God as "Infinite Joy." She entered the monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns at Los Andes on May 7, 1919, where she was given the religious name of Teresa of Jesus. She died on April 12 of the following year after having made her religious profession. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II, who proposed her as a model for young people. She is the first Chilean and the first member of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America to be beatified. <<Back to Our Saints || Next>>