Saint Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart


Saint Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart

Infobox Saint
name=Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart
birth_date=July 15 1747
death_date=March 7 1770
feast_day=September 1
venerated_in=Roman Catholic Church


imagesize=
caption=portrait by Anna Piattoli (1720–1788)
birth_place=Arezzo, Italy
death_place=Florence, Italy
titles=Virgin
beatified_date=June 9 1929
beatified_place=
beatified_by=Pope Pius XI
canonized_date=March 19 1934
canonized_place=
canonized_by=Pope Pius XI
attributes=
patronage=
major_shrine=Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites
suppressed_date=
issues=

Saint Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart was born Anna Maria Redi to a large family in Arezzo, Italy. After attending the boarding school of the Benedictine nuns of St. Apollonia's in Florence, she entered the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Florence, taking the name Teresa Margaret of the Heart of Jesus.

Teresa Margaret was a very private and spiritual person. Her meditation on the words "God Is Love" transformed her knowledge of God in a mystical way. She seemed to have a premonition of her death, which was at the young age of 23.

Her incorrupt body lies in the monastery in Florence.

References

* [http://www.stteresamargaret.org/ St. Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart website]

External links

* [http://saints.sqpn.com/saintt50.htm Saint Teresa Margaret Redi] at Patron Saints Index


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