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Saint Terese of the Andes

Also known as Juanita Fernandez Solar, Teresa of the Andes, Teresa of Jesus of the Andes

Memorial 13 July

Profile From her adolescence she was devoted to Christ. She entered the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite nuns at Los Andes on 7 May 1919, and was given the name Teresa of Jesus. A model for young people. The first Chilean and the first member of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America to be beatified.

Born 13 July 1900 at Santiago, Chile as Juanita Fernandez Solar

Died 12 April 1920 at Los Andes, Chile

Beatified 3 April 1987 at Santiago, Chile by Pope John Paul II

Canonized 21 March 1993 by Pope John Paul II

Patronage against bodily ills, against illness, against sickness, sick people, young people in general

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