The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

' This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece - after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.

Author: Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141916545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Born in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one. Tormented by illness, doubts and self-recrimination, she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation - her spiritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences, including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love. She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain. Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: 'There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity.' This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece - after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself

"The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is the autobiographical account of Saint Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation.

Author: Teresa Of Avila

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0464875528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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"The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is the autobiographical account of Saint Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation. Like many of her writings her autobiography has a didactic tone as it intends to instruct the reader on how to live a more devout Christian life in the manner put forth by the Catholic Church. A classic work of Christian mysticism "The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is a must read for anyone seeking a more contemplative life and a closer and more spiritual connection with God through prayer and religious devotion.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

Famous Carmelite classic in a wonderful traditional translation. her spiritual struggles, vision of her potential place in Hell, mystical graces - yet she remained very down to earth. Full of strong Catholic faith and robust common sense.

Author: Saint Teresa (of Avila)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140440737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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Famous Carmelite classic in a wonderful traditional translation. her spiritual struggles, vision of her potential place in Hell, mystical graces - yet she remained very down to earth. Full of strong Catholic faith and robust common sense. One of hte most admirable women of all time! Nice, large type. Imprimatur.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila

"Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila" is the account of Saint Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation.

Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

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ISBN: 1456303872

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Page: 210

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"Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila" is the account of Saint Teresa S nchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation. Like many of her writings her autobiography has a didactic tone as it intends to instruct the reader on how to live a more devout Christian life in the manner put forth by the Catholic Church. A classic work of Christian mysticism "The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is a must read for anyone seeking a more contemplative life and a closer and more spiritual connection with God through prayer and religious devotion.
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Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila

Provides an account of the life of the Catholic saint, a teaching on prayer, and tells the details of her many visions.

Author: Mirabai Starr

Publisher: New Seeds Books

ISBN: 1590305736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

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Provides an account of the life of the Catholic saint, a teaching on prayer, and tells the details of her many visions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Saint Teresa of Avila The Book of Her Foundations A Study Guide

Saint Teresa of Avila The Book of Her Foundations  A Study Guide

The Book of Her Foundations is the least read, the least quoted, the least known of St. Teresa's works. Why this is so is probably because people do not think it is a spiritual book.

Author: Marc Foley, OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9780935216899

Category: Religion

Page: 547

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The Book of Her Foundations is the least read, the least quoted, the least known of St. Teresa's works. Why this is so is probably because people do not think it is a spiritual book. But as you read on, you find that St. Teresa grew in holiness, not in spite of obstacles such as being entangled in lawsuits, mired down in disputes over dowries, tied up in interminable bureaucratic red-tape, and having to deal with unscrupulous businessmen, but because of these difficulties. None of these challenges impeded her spiritual growth. This study guide will help us to see how Teresa grew in holiness in the marketplace as much as in the cloister, perhaps even more so. None of us has been called to found convents, but like Teresa all of us are called to practice virtue and grow in holiness within the fray of daily life.
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Life of Prayer

Life of Prayer

Her writings are more than 400 years old, yet Teresa of Avila continues to impact Christians with her fervent, passionate faith in God. the teachings of this sixteenth-century Spanish saint and mystic are practical enough for modern society ...

Author: Saint Teresa (of Avila)

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 078144196X

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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Her writings are more than 400 years old, yet Teresa of Avila continues to impact Christians with her fervent, passionate faith in God. the teachings of this sixteenth-century Spanish saint and mystic are practical enough for modern society because they are based on sheer devotion and holiness to God through prayer and common sense. Edited by James Houston, a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality.
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The Interior Castle

The Interior Castle

Written in address of women, this work describes the seven concentric groups of mansions within the soul, each aligned to one of the seven heavens, and here is the map which gently, and with love and prayer, leads the female spirit through ...

Author: St Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602062856

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Written in 1577 and first published in English in 1852, The Interior Castle is considered one of the greatest works of Catholic spiritual prose. A painting of the spirit within a Renaissance landscape, this allegory of the soul as a castle is both poetic and didactic. Written in address of women, this work describes the seven concentric groups of mansions within the soul, each aligned to one of the seven heavens, and here is the map which gently, and with love and prayer, leads the female spirit through war, fear, and humility, into the ultimate destination-the central court and a spiritual "marriage" to God. The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions. Her writings include The Way of Perfection and her autobiography, The Life of Saint Teresa of Jesus.
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The Book of Her Life

The Book of Her Life

"The Book of Her Life" is the spiritual autobiography of a Counter Reformation mystic and monastic reformer of sixteenth century Spain. Introduction by Jodi Bilinkoff.

Author: Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872209077

Category: History

Page: 392

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"The Book of Her Life" is the spiritual autobiography of a Counter Reformation mystic and monastic reformer of sixteenth century Spain. Introduction by Jodi Bilinkoff.
Categories: History

The Collected Letters of St Teresa of Avila vol 2 1578 1582

The Collected Letters of St  Teresa of Avila  vol 2  1578 1582

With its endnotes, biographical sketches, and above all, fresh translation, this second volume of Teresa's Collected Letters opens again another door into the fascinating world of this saint, one of the greatest women history has known.

Author: Teresa of Avila

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9780935216431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 661

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Contains Letters from 1578 to 1582 Includes Biographical Sketches, Sources for the Biographical Sketches and Index. More Information This second and final volume of St. Teresa's correspondence begins with the year 1578, a most troubling time for Teresa. A keen observer of the reality around her as well as within, Teresa in these letters focuses light on many of the struggles in both the Carmelite order and the church of sixteenth-century Spain. She introduces us to major personalities who have left their mark on history. Through her letters historians gain a better knowledge of the chronology of events in Teresa's life and how she related to the diverse people she had dealings with. A number of everyday particulars that compilers and editors of those times considered unimportant are today prized. Her worries, her troubles and triumphs, her expressions of sadness and joy, are all present here. With a compelling spontaneity, these letters disclose a Teresa in a complex variety of circumstances. The extraordinary gifts of grace bestowed by God on this Spanish Madre fortified her for a demanding ministry of service which entailed heavy responsibilities and that drew her contemplative soul into a whirl of activities. Because of the limited means of travel and communication in the sixteenth century, the organization of a reform like hers, with its unavoidable business matters, had to be dealt with chiefly through correspondence, a chafing duty that became one of Teresa's greatest trials. She often repeated that letter-writing was her biggest burden, a wearisome task that cost her more than all the miserable roads and bad weather experienced on her journeys through Spain. With its endnotes, biographical sketches, and above all, fresh translation, this second volume of Teresa's Collected Letters opens again another door into the fascinating world of this saint, one of the greatest women history has known.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Autobiography of St Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of St  Teresa of Avila

In this classic of Christian mysticism, a Carmelite nun describes her struggles and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood, spiritual crises, and embrace of the contemplative life.

Author: St. Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486119144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In this classic of Christian mysticism, a Carmelite nun describes her struggles and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood, spiritual crises, and embrace of the contemplative life.
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The Way of Perfection

The Way of Perfection

St. Teresa of Avila is an unsurpassed teacher of Christian prayer and spirituality, and in The Way of Perfection she is at her best. Now, with the help of this study edition, everyone can enjoy the benefits of her wisdom.

Author: Saint Teresa (of Avila)

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9780935216707

Category: Religion

Page: 534

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St. Teresa of Avila is an unsurpassed teacher of Christian prayer, and in The Way of Perfection she is at her best. Now with the help of this study edition and its helpful commentary and explanations by Teresian expert Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, everyone can enjoy the benefits of her wisdom. More Information A Study Edition, with Introduction, Commentary, Discussion Questions, and Glossary. St. Teresa of Avila is an unsurpassed teacher of Christian prayer and spirituality, and in The Way of Perfection she is at her best. Now, with the help of this study edition, everyone can enjoy the benefits of her wisdom. In The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa gives practical counsels and advice on prayer, destined originally for the few nuns who embraced the reformed Carmelite life she established. As a handbook for spiritual formation, it presented them with the basic Christian spirituality undergirding their Constitutions and Rule. Over the centuries, the book's appeal has reached far beyond the walls of Carmelite monasteries, and The Way of Perfection has become a spiritual classic. More and more today, Teresa's instructions speak to all those interested in prayer, providing them with basic guidelines for praying and showing how to avoid potential pitfalls. But as the readership and interest grow, so does the need for some help in working with this sixteenth-century text. The principles and teachings in Teresa's book, first presented within the limited horizons of her own situation, clearly lend themselves to broader applications, and can work well in all walks of life. This study edition-with its introduction, commentary, notes, discussion questions, and glossary-provides what is needed to assist contemporary readers in making these applications and delving more deeply into the text's spiritual riches.
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The Life of St Teresa of Avila

The Life of St  Teresa of Avila

The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions... and her own life story is considered one of the finest ...

Author: St Teresa of Avila

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605206141

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions... and her own life story is considered one of the finest autobiographies in any language. From her carefree childhood through her life as an ascetic Carmelite nun, from her visions of Satan through her worship of God, this is her passionate yet earthy retelling of her struggles with temptation, her work founding and ruling convents, and her devotion to God. Hailed by those seeking spiritual succor as one of the most accessible guides to achieving a closer relationship to God through prayer, this extraordinary book remains a commanding entry to numinous Christianity.
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Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila

Marcelle Auclair, the author, a delightful, sparkling woman of many achievements, strikes one as being nearly as versatile and enterprising as her favorite saint.

Author: Marcelle Auclair

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0932506674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

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Marcelle Auclair, the author, a delightful, sparkling woman of many achievements, strikes one as being nearly as versatile and enterprising as her favorite saint. Though born in France, she grew up in Chile, where Spanish ways of life and thought became second-nature to her. On her return to France, at the age of twenty, she married the novelist Jean Prevost, brought up three children, traveled extensively, published several novels herself, and founded and edited Marie-Claire, an outstandingly successful woman's journal. All through her life Marcelle Auclair assiduously studied the writings of Teresa of Avila. She admired in her an essentially modernwoman: inventive, practical, gallant and intrepid, with tremendous organizational capacities, whose genius permitted her to break through the restrictions of her time. Madame Auclair decided to retranslate the saint's writings and to write her life. With characteristic determination, she attempted to obtain the seemingly impossible (it had never been done before) - an authorization from the Holy See to enter the Carmelite cloisters in Spain and to gather authentic background material for her projected work. The permission was granted. On her return to Paris she gave up all her professional obligations and for two years virtually went into retreat, devoting her entire time to the accomplishment of what is no doubt the most vivid existing biography of this great saint.
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The Maxims and Spiritual Counsels of Saint Teresa to which is Prefixed a Brief Abstract of Her Life

The Maxims and Spiritual Counsels of Saint Teresa  to which is Prefixed a Brief Abstract of Her Life

Saint Teresa (of Avila). 2. If any man esteem himself to be something , whereas
he is nothing , he deceiveth himself . Gal . 6 . v . 3. The fruit of this precept is , 1.
Never to take offence at what people say or think of us ; for he who takes offence ,
undoubtedly takes himself to be something . ... Just published , THE LIFE OF ST .

Author: Saint Teresa (of Avila)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021170098

Category: Christian saints

Page: 31

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Categories: Christian saints

The life of saint Teresa of the Order of our Lady of mount Carmel by E Lockhart based on quotations from a transl of st Teresa s Vida ed by H E Manning the archbishop of Westminster

The life of saint Teresa of the Order of our Lady of mount Carmel  by E  Lockhart  based on quotations from a transl  of st  Teresa s Vida  ed  by  H E  Manning  the archbishop of Westminster

The Three Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity manifest themselves to this soul in
such a manner , that she understands them all to be of one substance , one ... S .
Teresa left Avila on August 13 , 1567 , having a great Departure from Avila .

Author: Miss Lockhart

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600022385

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila

30 Days with Teresa of Avila

About the series: Dan Burke's Navigating series brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands. This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relationship with God and to grow into a deeper union with Jesus Christ.

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ISBN: 1634460227

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 150

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila is the third book of Dan Burke's Navigating series that brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands. These unedited letters of Teresa of Avila to her friends offer a rare window from which to gaze upon the Saint's genuine witness and pragmatic advice on pursuing an intimate friendship with God. Dan Burke and Anthony Lilles provide rich reflections to encourage a deeper and more prayerful reading of these fascinating letters to those who want to sit at the feet of this great doctor of the interior life. About the series: Dan Burke's Navigating series brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands. This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relationship with God and to grow into a deeper union with Jesus Christ. Endorsements: One of the best people to spend 30 days with is Teresa of Avila. Thanks to Dan Burke for making this possible in this valuable book for spiritual reading. -Ralph Martin, Author of The Fulfillment of All Desire Dan Burke's devotional book, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, is a most timely resource as the Church celebrates the 500th anniversary of her birth. The selections chosen from the Saint's extensive correspondence provide spiritual and practical insight in order to love God at a deeper level, which results in a burning desire to truly love others. As Pope Francis has noted, what St. Teresa has to say through her writings has "perennial relevance" for us today, and 30 Days will help unpack previously unfamiliar writings that provide an abundant feast to nourish hungry souls. -Michael D. Wick, Executive Director for the Institute on Religious Life The Church recognizes St. Teresa as a doctor of the Church, which means that all Christians should learn from her. Thanks to Dan Burke for making such learning simple, practical, and pleasurable. Every page of this book provides profound spiritual direction. -Mike Aquilina, Author of Faith of Our Fathers and EWTN host
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Theology of Suffering and Cross in the Life and Works of Blessed Edith Stein

Theology of Suffering and Cross in the Life and Works of Blessed Edith Stein

The book she chose was the autobiographical Life of St. Teresa of Avila .: ,, I
picked at random and took out a large volume . It bore the title The Life of St.
Teresa of Avila , written by herself : 29 I began to read , was at once captivated ,
and did ...

Author: Antony Kavunguvalappil

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: NWU:35556029673399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

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Edith Stein is a very significant woman of our century. She was German Jewess who at first plunged herself into vile abyss of Atheism. Converted to Roman Catholicism she ascended to the highest peak of Mount Carmel and thus achieved the mystical union of her soul with God. For the Church she is a martyr and revered saint. In the philosophical circle she is a significant exponent of Phenomenology. A heroic woman, Edith Stein is a feminist of true womanhood. The philosophical insights of Edmund Husserl and the Mystical Theology of St. John of the Cross helped her in the development of the Science of the Cross. The relevance of Edith Stein is seen not merely in the scientific exposition of the Theology of the Cross but specially in the living witness of that doctrine in her own life.
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Life of st John of the Cross compiled tr and ed by D Lewis

Life of st  John of the Cross  compiled  tr  and ed  by D  Lewis

One morning in communion she changed her mind , and having consulted her
confessor , St . John of the Cross , she determined to go to Granada , as one of
the nuns , hoping that St . Teresa herself would come from Avila for the
foundation .

Author: David Lewis

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ISBN: OXFORD:590550653

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