It truly amazes me how the Saints read books on the lives of other Saints. Can you name any other Saints who read about the lives of another Saint?
For an example:
St. Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross her Carmelite monastic name) was born and raised Jewish, when she was a teenager she claimed she was atheist. St. Edith Stein was a very brilliant young woman it wasn’t until she read about St. Teresa of Avila that she truly converted to Catholicism. She entered the Discalced Carmelite Order in 1933…
St. Teresa de Los Andes read about St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese, and Blessed Elizabeth Trinity.
St. Madre Maravilla read about St. Teresa de Los Andes.