Sister Teresita 84 Years Meet Pope
August 17, 2011 by staff
Sister Teresita lived in the convent of the Sistal Buenafuente, about 100 kilometers northeast of Madrid, which came at the age of 19 years, April 16, 1927. By a strange coincidence it was the same day that Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was born in Germany.
She only left the compound during the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, for a few hours time to escape the fighting.
But she stopped short isolation to meet the Pope, who will meet with the nuns in Madrid for the festival of World Youth Day.
“She said she thinks will make the journey with eyes closed, so nothing distracts you,” the superior of the convent’s mother, Maria.
Sister Theresa has been a celebrity since it appeared in a book, “What is a girl like you doing in a place like that,” whose author, Jesus Garcia, recounted the story of 10 nuns in the convent.
“Who can spend 84 years in a convent without being happy? Of course I’m happy,” he was quoted in the book.
He said her father, a laborer, encouraged her and her sister to become nuns, perhaps as a way to escape extreme poverty.
“My father, seeing that the life they lived in the country and think that the nuns did not work, I asked my sister if I would become nuns,” he said.
When she entered the convent, she had only a vague idea of?? What life would be? But over the years, she has found happiness. “you feels happiness to follow your vocation,” she said.
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