- This statue is finely detailed and expertly sculpted
- Made of resin and measures 12" tall
- St. Teresa is the patron saint of Headache sufferers. Her symbol is a heart, an arrow, and a book.
- She was canonized in 1622.
According to the Catholic Church, a "saint" is anyone in heaven whether recognized on Earth or not, who form the "great cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 12:1). They may have not always lived perfect lives but "amid their faults and failings they kept moving forward and proved pleasing to the Lord".
St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, original name Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, (born March 28, 1515, Ávila, Spain—died October 4, 1582, Alba de Tormes; canonized 1622; feast day October 15), Spanish nun, one of the great mystics and religious women of the Roman Catholic Church, and author of spiritual classics. She was the originator of the Carmelite Reform, which restored and emphasized the austerity and contemplative character of primitive Carmelite life. St. Teresa was elevated to doctor of the church in 1970 by Pope Paul VI, the first woman to be so honored.