Zacarias of Saint Teresa

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Zacarías Salterain-Bizkarra also known as Zacarias of Saint Teresa was a Discalced Carmelites Priest.


Early life

He was born on 5 November 1887 in AbadianoVizcayaSpain to Bartholomew and Venancia Salterain-Bizkarra.

Religious life

Zacharias was ordained a Priest on 14 September 1912. He was a missionary to India, worked to spread Catholic culture and he was a writer.


He died on 28 May 1957 at the Christian Medical College Hospital in VelloreTamil NaduIndia. He was buried in Mangalappuzha, but later his mortal remains were moved to Immaculate Conception Church Manjummel on 8 June 2000.


He was declared The Venerable on 27 January 2014 by Pope Francis.