This book is the first full-length biography of Maria Teresa Quevedo that has been written in English. Teresita, as she was called by her friends and family, was a Spanish girl who was born just thirty years ago and who died in 1950 at the age of twenty.
Throughout her short life, Teresita was an inspiration and a delight to everyone around her as she calmly strove to exemplify Christian virtue in her everyday life.
Teresita tried to do everything perfectly. As a girl living with her parents, she was an obedient child. With her friends, she was not only respected but popular. As a sodalist, she gave evidence of being a born leader for Mary. As a tennis player, she was an expert. As captain of her basketball team, she consistently led the group to victory. At any young people?s gathering which she attended, she was the life of the party.
When Teresita entered the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity, she did so because she desired to become a saint and to devote all her life to Jesus and Mary. But, in her own words, she wished only to become ?a little saint for I cannot do big things.?
María Teresa Quevedo was a lively modern girl?a talented dancer, an expert swimmer, an outstanding tennis player, who devoted herself to generous works of sacrifice.
Her life can be summed up in her own motto, ?May all who look at me see you, O Mary.?
Teresita, as her family and friends called her, died in 1950 when she was twenty years old. Her cause for beatification is now being examined by the Sacred Congregation of Rites.
?You will find the story of this popular beautiful girl an inspiration. It is a happy biography....Don?t miss it.? Herbert O H. Walker, S. J. in the Queen?s Work.