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21 April 2022

Visit of Father General to the Shrine of Saint Teresa of Los Andes (Chile)

On Sunday, February 20, the community of the Shrine of Sainta Teresa of Los Andes was celebrating the visit of Father Miguel Márquez. This coincided with the visit of the Animator General of the Sisters, Sister María José Gay. Both came on pilgrimage from Rome, accompanied respectively by Father Martin Martinez and Sister Maria Teresa Garcia. It should be noted that the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters are responsible for the pastoral care of the Shrine, in collaboration with the community of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, to whom Saint Teresa of Los Andes belonged.

The Eucharist on the seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time was presided over by Father Miguel, concelebrated with Father Rodrigo Segura, Provincial and present Rector of the Shrine, and by several Discalced Carmelite friars. In his homily, Father Miguel emphasized that we are all searching for that love of God that sets life on fire; often it is there without our realizing how rich we are, what treasure there is in each one of us, and we let it go unnoticed. He also meditated on the living love that is present in the Shrine, a fire that burns and that must inflame us, through the intercession of Saint Teresa of Los Andes. We are invited to discover the presence of a God who touches hearts and makes us fall in love with him every day.

At the end of the Eucharist, we all went to the tomb of Saint Teresa of Los Andes to leave there all of our intentions and those of the pilgrims.