Headaches / Teresa of Ávila, 1515–1582,
Feast Day: October 15

An intellectual and a reformer, Teresa was one of the most popular religious figures of her time and is still widely read today. Because her searing mystical visions would leave her in intense mental anguish, she is invoked against headaches.

Other patronages: Spain; lace makers

Invoked: against fires of purgatory, heart ailments

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