The Life of St. Teresa

Frances Alice FORBES (1869 - 1936)

Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author of the Counter Reformation and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross.

In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV and on 27 September 1970, was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography (The Life of Teresa of Jesus) and her seminal work El Castillo Interior (trans.: The Interior Castle) are an integral part of Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work, Camino de Perfección (trans.: The Way of Perfection). - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Christianity - Biographies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Girlhood MariaS
Play 02 The Call of God MariaS
Play 03 The Great Mistake MariaS
Play 04 Christ or Satan? MariaS
Play 05 Probation MariaS
Play 06 The Divine Mission MariaS
Play 07 Silence and Patience MariaS
Play 08 St. Joseph's MariaS
Play 09 Foundations MariaS
Play 10 Prioress of the Incarnation MariaS
Play 11 The Last Trial MariaS
Play 12 The End of Sorrow MariaS