Venerable Teresa Luisa Gardi

detail of an antique holy card of Venerable Teresa Gardi of ImolaAlso known as

  • Teresa Gardi of Imola


Lifelong lay women in the diocese of Imola, Italy. Franciscan tertiary. Had a great devotion to the works of Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila. Visionary and mystic kept a diary of what she saw and felt, but revealed nothing; it wasn’t until her diaries were printed decades after her death that anyone but her confessor learned of her inner life of prayer and love of God.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Teresa Luisa Gardi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2016. Web. 27 February 2021. <>