Saint Theresa is said to have been cured from an illness at the age of 8 when a statue of the Blessed Mother smiled at her. Just 7 years later, she became a Carmelite nun and wrote her famed autobiography "Story of a Soul". She eventually died at the age of 24 from tuberculosis. In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared her a Doctor of the Church. Saint Theresa has many miracles attributed to her and is a wonderful role model for young girls. The St. Theresa statue is beautifully detailed and finished with vibrant colors.