Ana Garcia was born at Almendral, Castille, in 1549. In 1572 she made her profession as a Carmelite in the
hands of St. Teresa, at St. Joseph's, Avila. The saint later chose her as her companion and nurse and she subsequently brought the Teresian spirit to France and Belgium, where she proved herself, like Teresa, a
daughter of the Church in her great zeal for the salvation of souls. She died at Antwerp in 1626.