What’s with the name Teresa in the Catholic lexicon of saints?  Peggy Spencer and Viola Athaide have already posted tributes to St Teresa of Avila and St Thérèse of Lisieux respectively.  Somewhat coincidentally, the latter also happens to be a favourite of mine, along with yet another woman of faith bearing the same first name – Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

I wonder if I might add a couple of my own thoughts on Thérèse of Lisieux before dwelling on the ‘third Teresa’, saint of the gutters of Calcutta.

Incidentally, I have no doubt there are many hundreds – perhaps thousands – of hidden gems in heaven bearing the same first name – but for the moment three should do, I would think!

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