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The Letters of Saint Teresa of Jesus of the Andes

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The Letters of Saint Teresa of Jesus
of the Andes

Translated by Michael D. Griffin, O.C.D.

Teresa of Jesus of the Andes (Juanita Fernández Solar) became the first Chilean saint when she was canonized in 1993 by Pope St. John Paul II. In 1919, she entered the Discalced Carmelites of Los Andes at age eighteen and died only eleven months later. An inspiration to young people, she lived a vibrant social life amid school, sports, music, and friends, all the while being completely devoted to her faith.

This volume, first published in 1994, contains the 164 letters of the saint translated by Father Michael Griffin, O.C.D. Despite her unusually brief life, Saint Teresa's collected letters have become a source of great spiritual enrichment and inspiration to many. They capture the saint's personality and share her major concerns, namely, her desire for union with God no matter the cost. Also included are a full chronology of her life and a thematic and explanatory introduction to the letters written by the translator.

This book is a reprint of the 1994 edition by Teresian Charism Press.

  • ICS code: ICS-LTJA
  • Format: paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • ISBN: 978-1-939272-65-2

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About the Author

Fr. Michael D. Griffin, O.C.D., (1924–2016) was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and entered the Discalced Carmelites when he was eighteen years old. Ordained to the priesthood in 1950, Father Michael served as a moral theology professor and later as a chaplain at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. He spent much of his life promoting the cause of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes through his books and speaking engagements.