Blessed Teresa of the Child Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross

detail of a holy card of Blessed Maria Pilar, Blessed Teresa, and Blessed Maria Angeles, artist unknown; swiped from the Carmelnet web siteAlso known as

  • Eusebia García y García

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Second of eight children born to Juan and Eulalia. As a child, she would often visit her uncle Florentino, a priest who was later martyred in the Spanish Civil War At age nine she made personal vows of chastity and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in 1918 she moved to an Ursuline boarding school. Having read Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux, she felt drawn to the Caremelite life, and on 2 May 1925 she became a Discalced Carmelite at the Carmel of San José de Guadalajara, taking the name Teresa of the Child Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross. Organist. Made her solemn vows on 6 March 1930. She spent her free time in Eucharistic adoration, “sunbathing” she said, in its light while she prayed for priests and conversions. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War. The mob that murdered her offered her freedom if she would say “Viva el Comunismo!” (“Long live Communism”); she answered “Viva Christo Rey!” (Long live Christ the King!).

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Beatified

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  • “Blessed Teresa of the Child Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2016. Web. 22 February 2017. <>