- Sister Miriam Teresa
One of five children born to Alexander and Johanna Demjanovich, emmigrants to the United States from an area of the Austro-Hungarian empire that is in modern Slovakia. Raised in the Byzantine-Ruthenian rite. Valedictorian of her high school class. Teacher at the Saint Aloysius Academy in Jersey City, New Jersey, and then in the city’s public high school. Entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1925 and died there two years later. In 1928, Sister Miriam’s spiritual conferences, Greater Perfection and paved the way for her Cause as they showed the pilgrimage to God of a woman living in modern America.
- 4 October 2014 by Pope Francis
- beatication celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
Union with God, then, is the spiritual height God calls everyone to achieve – any one, not only religious but any one, who chooses, who wills to seek this pearl of great price, who specializes in the traffic of eternal good, who says ‘yes’ constantly to God…The imitation of Christ in the lives of saints is always possible and compatible with every state of life. The saints did but one thing – the will of God. But they did it with all their might. We have only to do the same thing; and according to the degree of intensity with which we labor shall our sanctification progress. – Sister Miriam in
Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, Whom Sister Miriam Teresa loved so ardently, grant that we, like her, may become ever more conscious of Thy Divine Presence within our souls. We implore Thee to show signs that Thy humble servant enjoys glory with Thee in Heaven, and to hasten the day when we may render her a public tribute of our veneration and love. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. – prayer for the beatification of Sister Miram Teresa
- “Blessed Teresa Demjanovich“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 April 2015. Web. 26 April 2015. <>