Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday, March 19, 1934

Had ballroom dancing in Gym. Miss Pape played the piano. Walked home with kids.

Saint Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart (1747–1770)
Born Anna Maria Redi to a large noble family in Arezzo, Italy
Canonized (made a saint): March 19, 1934 by Pope Pius XI

After attending the boarding school of the Benedictine nuns of St. Apollonia's in Florence,
 she entered the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Florence, taking the name
Teresa Margaret of the Heart of Jesus. A private and spiritual person, she seemed to have
a premonition of her death, which was at the young age of 23.

After death the fast decomposition of her body made the nuns fear it would decay before
 proper funeral rites were conducted. The next day decomposition reversed and three days after
 her death her body was lifelike. The nuns, the Provincial, several priests and doctors all saw
 and testified to the fact that the body was as lifelike as if she were sleeping, and there was not
the least visible evidence of corruption or decay. Her incorrupt body lies in the monastery in Florence. 

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