Teresa Spinelli Public School

The Teresa Spinelli Public School at Pottakuzhi was started in 1994 to realize the dream of our Mother Foundress,i.e "The Christian,the intellectual formation and the integral growth of the young". She is always remembe....

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 Teresa Spinelli (1789-1850) was born in Rome on 1stOct 1789.. Her parents were Michael Angelo Spinelli and Katrina Moretti. The  social  system  in  Rome was  affected  by  the  revolution   and  the  Napoleonic wars and  naturally young  Teresa  had  to  face  many challenges  in the  family  and  outside. Inspite  of  all the  negative strokes  of life, Teresa  dedicated   a  considerable  amount of  her  time  to  works  of  charity.

 When   Teresa’s parents grew old and   needed   her   support, she   accepted   the   responsibility and   cared for   them. It  was  at  this  time that  she  made  a  vow to always  choose  what  was  perfect and  consecrated herself to  the  cause  of  sinners.

  Following  the  death  of  her  mother, Teresa  decided  to  gave herself  over to the  education of children. She   went   to Frosinone, where young   girls were in particular need- there was no   school   for   girls. She   over   came   great   difficulties to open   the   first public school in an area that   accepted   girls as   students. This school had  a profoundly Christian  foundation and  sought  to  educate its  pupils  with  love  and  respect.

  In 1827.Teresa  with  the  approval  of local  Bishop formed  a  religious  congregation  with  the  school  teachers  as  its initial  members. It   was   known   as   Augustinian sisters,   Servants   of   Jesus   and   Mary. Four years   later, this new   congregation   was   formally   incorporated   into   the   order   of   St.Augustine. The  school continued to grow in strength  and  moral  good,  supporting  and  guiding  the youth,  especially  the  girls

 Teresa   died   in Frosinone on   22 Jan, 1850. She   was   buried   in   the   public cemetery there. In the  year  2000,  her  body  was  removed  to  the mother  house  of  the  Augustinan  Sisters, Servants  of Jesus and  Mary in  Frosinone

 The   cause   of   Mother   Teresa’s   beatification   and   Canonization   began   in   1982. The  diocesan investigation  was  concluded  in  1997  and  the  Congregation  recognized  the  validity  of  her  cause in  1998. Jesef Sciberras O.S.A, the   Augustinian   postulator   of     causes ,   oversees  the  progress  of  the  cause



Teresa Spinelli (1789-1850) was born in Rome on 1stOct 1789.. Her parents were Michael Angelo Spinelli and Katrina Moretti. The social system in Rome was affected by the revolution and the Napoleon....