Saint Teresa of Avila is the patron of people in need of grace, lace makers, sick people, and Pozega, Croatia. She was a Carmelite sister and received numerous visions during a period of great illness. St. Teresa of Avila founded a reformed convent of Saint John of Avila. Saint Teresa of Avila is a Doctor of the Church and a well-praised mystic writer. St. Teresa's of Avila's feast day is October 15th.