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Blessed Marie Therese of Saint Joseph - September 20 Also known as Anna Maria Tauscher van den Bosch Maria Theresia of Saint Joseph Mary Teresa of Saint Joseph Memorial 20 September Profile Daug…More
Blessed Marie Therese of Saint Joseph - September 20

Also known as

Anna Maria Tauscher van den Bosch
Maria Theresia of Saint Joseph
Mary Teresa of Saint Joseph
Memorial

20 September
Profile

Daughter of a Lutheran Superintendent. Convert to Catholicism, joining the Church on 30 October 1888. Nun, taking the name Maria Theresia of Saint Joseph. In 1891 she founded a home of neglected children in Berlin, Germany. The young women that helped there formed Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus.

Mother Mary Teresa was known as a woman of prayer, and she put her faith in action by founding homes, nurseries, and day care centers for children and the aged, and through an extensive correspondence in which she gave spiritual advice and encouragement. She worked with the abandoned, immigrants, and the poor, and her Congregation continues this work today in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Born

19 June 1855 in Sandow, Mark Brandenburg, East Prussia (modern Poland) as Anna Maria Tauscher van den Bosch
Died

20 September 1938 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands of natural causes
Venerated

20 December 2002 by Pope John Paul II
Beatified

13 May 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI
recognition celebrated at Roermond, Netherlands