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Inspired Learners for Life

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St Teresa - Year 6

St Teresa's real name was Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin and was born on January 2nd 1873 in Alencon, France. She was then baptised two days later on January 4th, which became the start of her religious life. When Teresa was only four years old, her mother Zelle Martin died, leaving her father and sisters to care for her.
At the unusual age of fifteen, Teresa Martin entered the convent of Liseux and became a nun with two of her sisters to give their whole lives to God. Eight years after joining the convent, Teresa sadly died (1896), at the age of twenty-four.

St Teresa - Year 6