Within the first days of her postulancy, St. Teresa of the Andes made her confession to the spiritual director for the Carmel of Los Andes, Fray Avertano of the Most Blessed Sacrament, OCD. She writes: "I went to Confession to Father Avertano. I give thanks to God for having given me a director so learned and holy."
We recall the anniversary of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity's Confirmation on 8 June 1891 in the Church of Notre-Dame of Dijon, with eyewitness testimony provided by her biographer, Father Conrad de Meester, O.C.D.
We recall that on this date in 1920, St. Teresa of the Andes requested the last Sacraments as she lay dying from typhus. We recall the peace she experienced when going to confession two years earlier.
I was very moved and felt the Lord was touching me. When the priest raised the host, my tears began to flow.
Two days before her death, she said to me once when we were alone: "My child, the hour of my death has come."
Approaching confession from the abyss of her misery, she casts off everything, desiring to preserve in herself only the image of God according to which she was created
When the Blessed Sacrament was brought into her cell, the Holy Mother raised herself without anyone’s help
How rightly confession is called the sacrament of peace!
The discalced friar who is confessor here is doing great good
Do not stop going to confession
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes, "I desire so much to gather souls to my Jesus!"