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Blessed Teresa Mary of the Cross

23 April 2016

(Optional Memory)

She was born at Campi Bisenzio, Florence, where in 1874 she founded the Congregation of Carmelite Sisters of St Teresa whom she also sent to Lebanon and the Holy Land. She lived joyfully, body and soul, the mystery of the Cross in full conformity to the will of God and she was outstanding for her love of the Eucharist and her maternal care of children and the poor. She died at Campi Bisenzio, Florence (Italy) on April 23, 1910.