Telling them apart: Teresa, Teresa, Thérèse, and Edith

"Every year between August and October, we are blessed to celebrate the memorials of four amazing women named Teresa (in some form). Each one has a fairly popular following in the Church today, and like all the saints in this series, it’s hard to get them mixed up if you really know them, but if you don’t, it can be really confusing. It doesn’t help that three of them were Discalced Carmelites! (And strangely, quotes are often attributed to Teresa of Ávila, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Teresa of Kolkata interchangeably – even things they never said. So be careful before you repeat quotes you find online!)Unfortunately, looking at four (pretty major) saints in one blog post means that the section on each one will have to be even shorter than usual. But I hope you will feel inspired afterwards to go away and read more about at least one of these remarkable women."

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