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