February 21, 2015 § 1 Comment
“To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.”
– St. Teresa of Avila
February 20, 2015 Comments Off on Lent Madness: Teresa of Avila vs. David Oakerhater
Our first match up with Lent Madness was on! Yesterday’s results mirrored the Lent Madness results. On the Lent Madness site, Brendan won 61% vs. 39%. On the blog, Brendan also won with a higher percentage of 75% vs. 25%!
Today’s match up is between Teresa of Avila vs. David Oakerhater.
Remember: vote at Lent Madness here AND ALSO below the saint bios here so we see how the readers of the St. Luke in the Fields blog compare! Results of this match up will be reported the next day.
Teresa of Avila
Not many seven-year-olds run away to accept martyrdom among the Moors, but not many children grow up to become a Doctor of the Church, either. Teresa de Cependa y Ahumada, known as Teresa of Avila, was born in 1515 to a wealthy Spanish family.
When her mother died, she found solace in intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Like many young girls of her age, she was also passionate about romance novels and fashion…Read more here.
David Pendleton Oakerhater was a Cheyenne Indian of Oklahoma, a warrior who fought for Native American rights and land against an encroaching American government. He also was a U.S. Army prisoner, an artist, an Episcopal deacon, and the first Native American saint in the Church.
Born in the 1840s in what is now Oklahoma, Oakerhater was raised in the Cheyenne traditions. He joined his tribe in conflicts and was captured and imprisoned in a Florida fort…..Read more here.