Unique and beautiful chaplet bracelet honoring St. Teresa of Avila.
Teresa was born into nobility on March 28, 1515 at Avila, in Castile, Spain. She was the daughter of Alonso Sanchez de Cepela and Doña Beatriz. Crippled by disease at a young age, she was cured after prayer to St. Joseph. Her mother died when Teresa was 12. She left home at 17 to enter the Carmelite Convent in Avila.
In 1555 she underwent a conversion while praying before the scourged Christ. She became a mystic and began receiving visions. After being examined by the Dominicans and Jesuits her visions were pronounced to be holy and true.
Soon she was convinced that the Carmelite Order needed reform and to be brought back to its original austerity. She proposed a religious life of prayer, penance, and work. She was granted permission from Pope Pius IV to open a convent for Carmelite reform She founded several houses against fierce opposition from local secular and religious leaders. She found sixteen more convents.
Teresa was a woman for others. She spent much of her time and energy seeking to reform herself and the Carmelites, to lead them back to the full observance of the primitive Rule. She traveled, wrote, fought - always to renew, to reform.
St. Teresa's legacy is her collection of spiritual writing. She was the first Catholic woman to write about prayer and the interior life. She died in 1582. Her last words were: "My Lord, it is time to move on. Well then, may your will be done. O my Lord and my spouse, the hour that I have longed for has come, It is time to meet one another."
The feast day of St. Teresa of Avila is celebrated on October 15th.
She is the patroness of headache sufferers.
This unique hand cast bronze medal of St. Teresa of Avila is suspended from a beautiful handmade chaplet bracelet. Ten African Ave beads represent a decade of the rosary and a beautiful brass bead, the Pater bead. The medal is 3/4". The bracelet is adjustable between 7"-8".
This powerful St. Teresa of Avila sacramental makes a great gift for a mother, grandmother, godmother, Confirmation, birthday, Mothers Day, namesake or anyone with a special devotion to St. Teresa of Avila. Wear this as a reminder to celebrate St. Teresa of Avila and what she represented in her prayer, in her life, and her her efforts to reform, in all the people she touched, she was a woman who inspired and and encouraged.
PRAYER OF SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.