Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor – October 15th
St Teresa (d. 1582, Alba de Tormes, Spain) (Relics: Rome, Italy; Avila, Spain; Alba de Tormes, Spain)
First Class Relics
Monasterio de la Anunciación de Nuestra Señora de Carmelitas Descalzas de Alba de Tormes / Madres Carmelitas Descalzas
(Discalced Carmelite Monastery of the Annunciation of Our Lady)
Plaza de Santa Teresa 3
37800 Alba de Tormes, Spain
*The incorrupt body of St Teresa of Avila rests within an urn above the main altar.
*Also preserved within this convent are the heart and one arm of St Teresa of Avila.
Convento de Santa Teresa (Convent of Saint Teresa)
Plaza de la Santa 2
05001 Avila, Spain
*This church is built over the home where St Teresa of Avila was born.
*Within the gift shop located outside of the church are several prominent relics of St Teresa of Avila.
Santa Maria della Scala (Our Lady of the Staircase)
Piazza della Scala 23
*The church is located in Trastevere.
*The right foot of St Teresa of Avila rests within a beautiful chapel to the left of the main sanctuary. It was gifted to this church in 1617. (This chapel is not visible from the nave of the church and is rarely open to the public. However, if one kindly asks the sacristan access may be granted. If the sacristan is not present he/she can be called at the neighboring convent door.)
*Also the chapel in the right transept is dedicated to St Teresa of Avila.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Maria della Vittoria (Our Lady of the Victory)
Via XX Settembre 17
*The church is north of Piazza della Repubblica.
*Located here is the statue of The Ecstasy of St Teresa.
Santa Teresa d'Avila (St Teresa of Avila)
Corso d'Italia 37
*The church is north of Piazza della Repubblica. It is dedicated to St Teresa of Avila.
Santa Maria di Perpetuo Soccorso (Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
Via Merulana 26
*The church is just south of the Basilica of St Mary Major.
*The first chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Teresa of Avila.
*The miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary entitled Our Lady of Perpetual Help is above the main altar.
San Giovanni della Pigna (St John of the Pinecone)
Vicolo della Minerva 51
*The church is south of the Pantheon.
*The second chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Teresa of Avila.