Saint Teresa of the Andes
A great resource for middle school-high school ages!
The Writings of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes (Juanita Fernandez Solar) left behind her diary and one hundred and sixty four letters to her family and friends when she passed away at age nineteen. The Writings of Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes, a Carmelite nun, is an abridgement of her writings and contain excerpts of her best entries. There is also a short biography written by her brother, Luis, that was used in her canonization cause. These writings tell of Teresa's intense love of God and guide us on our our own spiritual journey.
St. Teresa of the Andes is a popular saint for women and adolescents. In many ways, she led a normal teenage life for her time. She loved to read about saints, especially St. Therese de Lisieux. Read about her young life on the Vatican's website.
To learn more about St. Teresa, watch this reflective video.