Teresa of the Child Jesus Saint John of the Cross

Memorial
24 July

Profile
Discalced Carmelite nun at the monastery of Guadalajara, Spain. Along with Blessed Maria Angeles of Saint Joseph and Blessed Maria Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia she was one of the first of the hundreds ofmartyrs of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. The mob that murdered her offered her freedom if she would say "Viva el Comunismo!" ("Long live Communism"); she answered "Viva Christo Rey!".

Born
5 March 1909 at Mochales, Spain

Died
shot in the streets by Communists on 24 July 1936

Beatified
29 March 1987 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized
pending

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