St Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars; St Elizabeth Bichier des Ages, Virgin
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St Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars
Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Born in Catalonia, Spain, she overcame many
difficulties in her youth and eventually became a teacher at Lerida. Desirous to enter the religious
life, she failed to win entry into the convent at the advice of her spiritual director, decided to
launch her own congregation. On January 27, 1872, at Barbastro, Spain, she began the Little Sisters
of the Poor, called the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Age. Considerable zeal, she had founded by
the time of death more than fifty houses for her congregation. Beatified in 1958, she was canonized
in 1974 by Pope VI.
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