Saint Teresa Of Avila

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  • 1. 

    What is saint Teresa's feast day?

    • A.

      May 23

    • B.

      August 25

    • C.

      October 15

    • D.

      March 7

    • E.

      January 5

    Correct Answer
    C. October 15
    Explanation
    Saint Teresa's feast day is celebrated on October 15th. This date is significant because it marks the day when Saint Teresa of Avila, a Spanish mystic and writer, died in 1582. Feast days are celebrated in the Catholic Church to honor and remember the lives of saints and their contributions to the faith. Saint Teresa of Avila is known for her writings on prayer and contemplation, as well as her efforts to reform the Carmelite order. Her feast day is an opportunity for believers to reflect on her teachings and seek inspiration from her spiritual journey.

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  • 2. 

    When was Saint Teresa born?

    • A.

      May 16, 1515

    • B.

      March 28, 1515

    • C.

      February 16, 1515

    • D.

      April 23, 1515

    • E.

      May 4, 1515

    Correct Answer
    B. March 28, 1515
  • 3. 

    When did Saint Teresa die?

    • A.

      October 4, 1582

    • B.

      November 24, 1582

    • C.

      December 3, 1582

    • D.

      May 19, 1582

    • E.

      June 30, 1582

    Correct Answer
    A. October 4, 1582
    Explanation
    Saint Teresa died on October 4, 1582.

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  • 4. 

    Teresa was _______ years old when her father sent her to a convent.

    Correct Answer
    16
    Explanation
    Teresa was 16 years old when her father sent her to a convent.

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  • 5. 

    When Saint Teresa was a teenager she chose _________ and ___________ over God.

    Correct Answer
    fun and boys: friends and boys: either or
    Explanation
    In her teenage years, Saint Teresa made the decision to prioritize fun and boys over her devotion to God. This implies that she engaged in activities and relationships that brought her pleasure and companionship, but may have detracted from her spiritual journey. The phrase "either or" suggests that she had to choose between maintaining friendships or pursuing romantic relationships, indicating that she may have struggled to strike a balance between the two.

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  • 6. 

    Saint Teresa was the patroness of ______________.

    • A.

      Avila

    • B.

      Headache sufferers

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Women

    • E.

      Carmelites

    Correct Answer
    B. Headache sufferers
    Explanation
    Saint Teresa of Avila is often referred to as the patroness of headache sufferers because she herself suffered from severe headaches throughout her life. She believed that enduring these physical pains helped her to empathize with the suffering of others and grow closer to God. Additionally, many people have prayed to Saint Teresa for relief from headaches and have reported experiencing miraculous healings. Therefore, it is believed that she has a special intercessionary role for those who suffer from headaches.

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  • 7. 

    What does Discalced Carmelites mean

    Correct Answer
    "without shoes"
    Explanation
    The term "Discalced Carmelites" refers to a religious order within the Catholic Church. The word "discalced" means "without shoes" in Latin. This term is used to describe the Carmelite monks and nuns who follow a strict rule of poverty and simplicity, choosing to go barefoot as a symbol of their detachment from worldly possessions. By living without shoes, they aim to imitate the humility and poverty of Jesus Christ.

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