Quote of the day, 20 September: Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph Tauscher

God is a God who chooses. Some receive more than others. And when you receive more, that should never be a reason to boast about it. No, whoever receives more, will also have to give more. “To whom much has been given,” Jesus says, “much will be required” [Lk 12:48]. Maria Teresa knew this.

Therefore, from the very beginning, the development of her concrete attitude to life was accompanied by suffering. It became for her a laborious process of searching.

First of all, there was a search for truth, which she finally found in the Catholic faith. But also, there was a search for the concrete fulfillment of her desire for religious life and radical dedication to Christ and His Gospel. And, after much struggle and trial, she found her life’s vocation in the spirituality of Carmel.

Cardinal Adrianus Simonis

Archbishop of Utrecht
Homily, Beatification of Maria Teresa of St. Joseph Tauscher (excerpt)

Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph died on this date, 20 September 1938 at the motherhouse in Sittard, Netherlands after a long illness. Learn more about this holy foundress.


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