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5 Extraordinary saints who took the name “Teresa”

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Philip Kosloski - published on 07/12/18

These popular saints all share the same name and led remarkable lives.

There have been many popular Christian names over the centuries, but one name has become associated with some of the most popular saints of all time. That name is Teresa, and many women have chosen the name when becoming a consecrated religious sister.

According to Behind the Name, it derives” from the “Spanish and Portuguese name Teresa. It was first recorded as Therasia, being borne by the Spanish wife of Saint Paulinus of Nola in the 4th century. The meaning is uncertain, but it could be derived from Greek θερος (theros) “summer,” from Greek θεριζω (therizo) “to harvest,” or from the name of the Greek island of Therasia (the western island of Santorini).”

Here are five holy women who are connected to each other in more than just their choice of name.

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