Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by St. Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Title : Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Author : St. Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486119149
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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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.


The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself by Teresa Teresa of Avila

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself
  • Title : The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself
  • Author : Teresa Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : ePenguin
  • ISBN Code : 9780140440737
  • Pages : 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.


The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself by Teresa of Avila

The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself
  • Title : The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself
  • Author : Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141916540
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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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.


The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself by Saint Teresa Of Avila

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself
  • Title : The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself
  • Author : Saint Teresa Of Avila
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  • ISBN Code : 9781420964677
  • Pages : 364
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  • Language : English
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"The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself" is the autobiographical account of Saint Teresa of Avila, a prominent 16th century Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, theologian, and writer of the Counter Reformation. Saint Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 in Avila, Spain to a wealthy and prominent family. After the death of her mother when she was 11, she went to live with the Augustinian nuns and devoted the rest of her life to the church until her death in 1582. Believed to have been written prior to 1567 at the direction of her confessor, Father Pedro Ibanez, Saint Teresa's autobiography has a didactic tone, similar to many of her other writings. Her autobiography is intended to be instructional and to show the reader 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. This edition follows the translation of David Lewis and is printed on premium acid-free paper.


The Life of St. Teresa of Avila by St Teresa of Avila

The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Title : The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Author : St Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602060258
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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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.


The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Carlos Eire

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Title : The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Author : Carlos Eire
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691164932
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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The life and many afterlives of one of the most enduring mystical testaments ever written The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila is among the most remarkable accounts ever written of the human encounter with the divine. The Life is not really an autobiography at all, but rather a confession written for inquisitors by a nun whose raptures and mystical claims had aroused suspicion. Despite its troubled origins, the book has had a profound impact on Christian spirituality for five centuries, attracting admiration from readers as diverse as mystics, philosophers, artists, psychoanalysts, and neurologists. How did a manuscript once kept under lock and key by the Spanish Inquisition become one of the most inspiring religious books of all time? National Book Award winner Carlos Eire tells the story of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece, examining its composition and reception in the sixteenth century, the various ways its mystical teachings have been interpreted and reinterpreted across time, and its enduring influence in our own secular age. The Life became an iconic text of the Counter-Reformation, was revered in Franco’s Spain, and has gone on to be read as a feminist manifesto, a literary work, and even as a secular text. But as Eire demonstrates in this vibrant and evocative book, Teresa’s confession is a cry from the heart to God and an audacious portrayal of mystical theology as a search for love. Here is the essential companion to the Life, one woman’s testimony to the reality of mystical experience and a timeless affirmation of the ultimate triumph of good over evil.


Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila by Saint Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Title : Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Author : Saint Teresa of Avila
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  • ISBN Code : 9781456303877
  • Pages : 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.


Teresa of Avila by Mirabai Starr

Teresa of Avila
  • Title : Teresa of Avila
  • Author : Mirabai Starr
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780834823037
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582) is one of the most beloved of the Catholic saints. In 1562, during the era of the Spanish Inquisition, Teresa sat down to write an account of the mystical experiences for which she had become famous. The result was this book, one of the great classics of spiritual autobiography. With this fresh translation of The Book of My Life, Mirabai Starr brings the inimitable Spanish mystic to life for a new generation, with contemporary English that mirrors Teresa's own earthy, vernacular Spanish, and that presents us with—four centuries after Teresa's death—someone we feel we know: a woman intoxicated with God yet filled with an overflowing love for the world.


The Book of Her Life by Teresa of Avila,Kieran Kavanaugh,Otilio Rodriguez

The Book of Her Life
  • Title : The Book of Her Life
  • Author : Teresa of Avila,Kieran Kavanaugh,Otilio Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0872209075
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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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.


The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by St. Teresa St. Teresa Of Avila

The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Title : The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Author : St. Teresa St. Teresa Of Avila
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  • ISBN Code : 9781520639581
  • Pages : 275
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Illustrated About The Autobiography of St. Teresa Of Avila by St. Teresa Of Avila In this landmark of Christian mysticism, the revered Carmelite nun presents moving accounts of her profound religious experiences and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa wrote this memoir at the behest of her confessor. It offers a warm, accessible account of her transformation into an impassioned leader and reformer of church doctrine.St. Teresa recounts her childhood and education in sixteenth-century Spain, her physical afflictions and spiritual crises, her many visions and mystical encounters, and her determination to embrace the contemplative life. In describing the ascent of the soul, she explains the core of her theology as a four-stage process that progresses from mental prayer to divine rapture. Next to Don Quixote, this timeless work constitutes Spain's most popular prose classic. It forms an excellent introduction to the saint's other writings and to the Christian tradition of mystical literature.


Teresa of Avila's Autobiography by Elena Carrera

Teresa of Avila's Autobiography
  • Title : Teresa of Avila's Autobiography
  • Author : Elena Carrera
  • Publisher : MHRA
  • ISBN Code : 1900755963
  • Pages : 211
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  • Language : English
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The Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila (1515-82), author of one of the most acclaimed early modern autobiographies ( Vida , 1565), has generated a wealth of literary, historical and theological studies, yet none to date has examined the impact of textual models on Teresa's self-construction. In looking at the issue of the self, Carrera draws on revisions of the hermeneutic process (Ricoeur) and on analyses of the connections between discourse, power and the subject (Foucault), and applies a valuable historical perspective. Through a close reading of contemporary Spanish devotional books and confessors' manuals, she establishes important connections between Teresa's autobiography and the practices of meditative reading and sacramental confession in sixteenth-century Spain.


Saint Teresa of Avila by Marcelle Auclair

Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Title : Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Author : Marcelle Auclair
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780932506672
  • Pages : 457
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  • Language : English
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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.


St. Teresa of Avila - 100 Themes on Her Life and Work by Tomás Alvarez, OCD

St. Teresa of Avila - 100 Themes on Her Life and Work
  • Title : St. Teresa of Avila - 100 Themes on Her Life and Work
  • Author : Tomás Alvarez, OCD
  • Publisher : ICS Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0935216839
  • Pages : 452
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  • Language : English
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"The Original Spanish Edition was published in 2007 under the title 100 Fichas Sobre Teresa de Jesus, Para Aprender y Ensenar, by Monte Carmelo."


Saint Teresa of Avila The Book of Her Foundations: A Study Guide by Marc Foley, OCD,Teresa of Avila,Otilio Rodriguez, OCD

Saint Teresa of Avila The Book of Her Foundations: A Study Guide
  • Title : Saint Teresa of Avila The Book of Her Foundations: A Study Guide
  • Author : Marc Foley, OCD,Teresa of Avila,Otilio Rodriguez, OCD
  • Publisher : ICS Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0935216898
  • Pages : 547
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  • Language : English
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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.


The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Title : The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
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  • Pages : 399
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The Life of Teresa of Jesus by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

The Life of Teresa of Jesus
  • Title : The Life of Teresa of Jesus
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
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  • Pages : 397
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The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila

The Interior Castle
  • Title : The Interior Castle
  • Author : Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1783362170
  • Pages : 282
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El Castillo Interior or Las Moradas (trans.: The Interior Castle or The Mansions) was written by Saint Teresa of Avila in 1577 as a guide for spiritual development, through service and prayer. Inspired by her vision of the soul as a crystal globe in the shape of a castle containing seven mansions, which she interpreted as the journey of faith through seven stages, ending with union with God


The Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila

The Interior Castle
  • Title : The Interior Castle
  • Author : St Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602062862
  • Pages : 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.


The Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila

The Interior Castle
  • Title : The Interior Castle
  • Author : St Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602062854
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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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.


Saint Teresa of Avila by Mirabai Starr

Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Title : Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Author : Mirabai Starr
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • ISBN Code : 1622030745
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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"The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens us to love." —St. Teresa of Avila Journey to the 16th century to discover the fiery passion of Saint Teresa of Avila, one of Christianity's most inspiring saints. A tireless reformer and the mentor of Saint John of the Cross, Teresa's greatest legacy is her revelation of ecstatic love for God—a love so powerful that it pierces the heart like a burning sword. Through illness, hardship, and persecution by the Inquisition, this courageous mystic lit the way with her unquenchable spirit to an "interior castle," a place of unimaginable beauty and light where no darkness can touch us. Saint Teresa of Avila gives you a direct link to the living presence of this brave and gentle woman, to draw upon her strength in your own times of need.


My Life - My Prayer by N.A

My Life - My Prayer
  • Title : My Life - My Prayer
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781905039302
  • Pages : 91
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  • Language : English
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Accessible edition of the first volume of Teresa of Avila's autobiography The book of her life.


The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa Of Jesus

The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Title : The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Author : Teresa Of Jesus
  • Publisher : Limovia.Net
  • ISBN Code : 9781783362486
  • Pages : 372
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Teresa of Avila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515 - October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, writer 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 was in 1970 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 (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 Perfeccion (The Way of Perfection). Readers interested in basic Christian mysticism need look no further than Saint Teresa of Avila. Theresa expresses in beautiful language her deep relationship with God, and her words of wisdom and ever-hopeful outlook have inspired Christians everywhere for centuries. The Spanish Carmelite nun's autobiography provides a perfect entrance point to the world of mental prayer. She begins her story with tales of her childhood in the early 1500s--the death of her mother, how she became a nun, and the hardships of her life including illness and a period of "lukewarmness" during which she ceased to pray. St. Teresa also relates the visiosn and instructions she recieved form God later in her life. This book also contains St. Teresa's writings on the four states of mental prayer. In the first stage, believers learn to pray. In the second, they experience the supernatural aspect of prayer. In the third, the soul is bathed inthe pleasure of God's presence, and in the fourth, senses are abandonded in a sort of out-of-body experience where the sould feels only divine union. This book also contains a series of "relations," letters she send to colleagues giving further thoughts of her beliefs. St. Teresa's warm and personal descriptions of union with God provide a wonderful and accessible starting point for engagement in her life and theology of mysticism.


The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila Volume 1 [includes The Book of Her Life, Spiritual Testimonies and the Soliloquies] by St. Teresa of Avila

The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila Volume 1 [includes The Book of Her Life, Spiritual Testimonies and the Soliloquies]
  • Title : The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila Volume 1 [includes The Book of Her Life, Spiritual Testimonies and the Soliloquies]
  • Author : St. Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : ICS Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0935216057
  • Pages : 420
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  • Language : English
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This book contains Book of Her Life, Spiritual Testimonies, and Soliloquies.Includes general and biblical index.This is the second edition of Volume One of The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, first woman doctor of the church. The translators have taken full advantage of all that recent scholarship has contributed to a better understanding of Teresa and her writings. This volume includes her first major work, The Book of Her Life, and two of her shorter works, the Spiritual Testimonies and the Soliloquies. Clear and contemporary, this rendering captures Teresa's spirit while remaining faithful to her thought. Includes general and biblical index.


The Story of the Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux

The Story of the Soul
  • Title : The Story of the Soul
  • Author : Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602063346
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Beloved as "the Little Flower of Jesus," Marie-Fran oise-Th r se Martin-or SAINT TH R SE OF LISIEUX (1873-1897)-is remembered today for this, her spiritual autobiography. Before her too-young death from tuberculosis at the age of 24, she put down in words her simple yet profound approach to the worship of God, called her "little way," a philosophy of everyday goodness and appreciation of life and nature that anyone may follow. Remarkably, her deep piety grew from her own life-long suffering, from the loss of her mother at age four to her own ill health, and through them her dedication to obedience of and surrender to God's will.A favorite of spiritual seekers, this is a lovely work of devotion and prayfulness.


Teresa My Love by Julia Kristeva

Teresa My Love
  • Title : Teresa My Love
  • Author : Julia Kristeva
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780231149600
  • Pages : 630
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  • Language : English
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In the vein of A. S. Byatt's Possession, a scholar immerses herself in a quest to reconstruct the life of an ecstatic saint, turning a past world into a modern marvel.


The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Title : The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
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  • Pages : 517
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A sixteenth-century Carmelite nun, St. Teresa of Avila was the first women to be named a doctor of the Catholic Church, and to this day -- largely as a result of her writings -- she remains an important and inspiring religious figure. Her autobiography is an inviting and timeless guide to the hows and whys of letting God into your life. In a natural and engaging narrative voice, she tells of her own complex spiritual awakening, traces her education and subsequent humilitations and exaltations, and discusses prayer's power to uplift the soul and her own experiences of God's presence. She was both a mystic and a religious reformer, and her ecstatic visions, fervent piety and spontaneous writing style make her a fascinating character and a profoundly effective spiritual guide. [Book jacket].


St. Teresa of Avila The Way of Perfection: Study Edition by St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila The Way of Perfection: Study Edition
  • Title : St. Teresa of Avila The Way of Perfection: Study Edition
  • Author : St. Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : ICS Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0960087613
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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A Study Edition, with Introduction, Commentary, Discussion Questions, Glossary, and a fully linked Index. 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, glossary, and a fully linked Index-provides what is needed to assist contemporary readers in making these applications and delving more deeply into the text's spiritual riches.


The Heirs of St. Teresa of Ávila by Christopher Wilson

The Heirs of St. Teresa of Ávila
  • Title : The Heirs of St. Teresa of Ávila
  • Author : Christopher Wilson
  • Publisher : ICS Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1939272149
  • Pages : 140
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  • Language : English
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This issue of Carmelite Studies presents new insights into the lives and writings of individuals who knew Teresa of Avila in life and who, after her death in 1582, worked to propagate and defend her legacy, including the illustrious nuns Anne of St. Bartholomew, Ana of Jesus, Maria of St. Joseph, and Ana of St. Augustine, and her close male confidant and collaborator, Jerome Gracian of the Mother of God. A further focus of the essays is the reception of the Teresian heritage by individuals outside the order, as mediated by these early Discalced Carmelites and by Teresa's published writings. The essays were originally presented at the 2004 symposium The Heirs of St. Teresa at Georgetown University. That year marked the 400th anniversary of a pivotal moment in Discalced Carmelite history: the arrival in France of a group of six nuns, some of Teresa's most favored proteges, including Ana of Jesus and Anne of St. Bartholomew, who traveled from Spain to inaugurate the order's first French convent. Motivated by devotion to their Founding Mother, amidst success and setbacks, these and other of Teresa's heirs strove to carry out her will with a resolute determination and to extend her reputation for sanctity throughout the world.


The Life of Teresa of Jesus by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

The Life of Teresa of Jesus
  • Title : The Life of Teresa of Jesus
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
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  • ISBN Code : 9780385011099
  • Pages : N.A
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Saint Teresa of Avila: the Use of Autobiography in the Libro de Su Vida by Mary Lee Bretz

Saint Teresa of Avila: the Use of Autobiography in the Libro de Su Vida
  • Title : Saint Teresa of Avila: the Use of Autobiography in the Libro de Su Vida
  • Author : Mary Lee Bretz
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 126
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  • Language : English
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Let Nothing Disturb You by Teresa of Avila

Let Nothing Disturb You
  • Title : Let Nothing Disturb You
  • Author : Teresa of Avila
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  • ISBN Code : 9781594711527
  • Pages : 105
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  • Language : English
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Each book in the Thirty Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series provides a month of daily readings from one of Christianity's most beloved spiritual guides. For each day there is a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the mystic's writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus one's thoughts as the day ends. These easy-to-use books are the perfect prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of these great spiritual teachers. In Let Nothing Disturb You, readers discover the timeless spiritual counsel of St. Teresa of Avila, first woman Doctor of the Church, in an easily accessible format. Selections from Teresa's writings have been carefully chosen and arranged for morning and evening meditation.


Life of Prayer by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

Life of Prayer
  • Title : Life of Prayer
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • ISBN Code : 9780781441964
  • Pages : 314
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

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.


The Book of the Foundations by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

The Book of the Foundations
  • Title : The Book of the Foundations
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780353573154
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Conversation with Christ by Rev. Fr. Peter T. Rohrbach

Conversation with Christ
  • Title : Conversation with Christ
  • Author : Rev. Fr. Peter T. Rohrbach
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • ISBN Code : 1618901559
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The teachings of St Teresa of Avila about personal prayer. The practicality of St. Teresa's teaching about mental prayer shines through in this wonderful synopsis of her writings about it--something she said "the whole world could not purchase." Learn how we should pray, in order to grow in the spiritual life. Imprimatur.


Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila - The Book of Her Life by St Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila - The Book of Her Life
  • Title : Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila - The Book of Her Life
  • Author : St Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : Value Classic Reprints
  • ISBN Code : 9781640322103
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Complete edition of the Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila, translated by David Lewis. This edition includes over 500 footnotes, creating a study edition for readers to better understand Avila's path to Jesus though prayer. The story of her life, interspersed with lessons on prayer. Though slow starting, one may finish with tears of joy. The book defies description. "We have, then, as good gardeners, by the help of God, to see that the plants grow, to water them carefully, that they may not die, but produce blossoms, which shall send forth much fragrance, refreshing to our Lord, so that He may come often for His pleasure into this garden, and delight Himself in the midst of these virtues." No student of thought should be without this historic book. This edition is provided in a slim volume with full text at an affordable price.


The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila

The Interior Castle
  • Title : The Interior Castle
  • Author : St. Teresa of Avila
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • ISBN Code : 0895559366
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila presents a remarkable description of the entire spiritual life from the first release from mortal sin into Sanctifying Grace through the Mystical Marriage of the soul with Christ as a journey through what she called The Interior Castle. She sees the soul as a magnificent castle full of spacious and well-lit rooms or mansions each of which leads deeper into the heart of the castle to the seat of the King. However, St. Teresa laments that most people give all their attention to the outer wall of the castle the body ignoring the beauty of the soul within. St. Teresa gives practical advice regarding the early struggles and the temptations to turn back which beset the beginner. She describes each of the seven mansions and urges us forward to love and serve the Divine Majesty, imparting her absolute conviction that progress toward God through prayer is worth vastly more than all the treasures of this earth.


The Way of Perfection by Saint Teresa (of Avila)

The Way of Perfection
  • Title : The Way of Perfection
  • Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Francisco de Osuna (CWS) by Francisco de Osuna

Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
  • Title : Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
  • Author : Francisco de Osuna
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780809121458
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Francisco de Osuna (c. 1492-c. 1540) Spanish Franciscan and mystic, wrote a series of maxims as a practical guide for recollection. These were arranged into a series of Spiritual Alphabets, this being the third.


Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition by Marc Foley, OCD,St. Therese of Lisieux

Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition
  • Title : Story of a Soul The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux Study Edition
  • Author : Marc Foley, OCD,St. Therese of Lisieux
  • Publisher : ICS Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0935216995
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This study edition is designed to assist contemporary readers to apply the spiritual insights of Story of a Soul to their lives. It provides introductions, reflections and discussion questions for each chapter of the text. The index is fully linked. Shortly before she died, Thérèse Martin predicted that her “Little Way” to holiness would be an inspiration for countless people. Time has proved Thérèse’s prediction to be true. Since its publication, Story of a Soul has been translated into over fifty languages. It is acknowledged to be one of the great spiritual testimonies of all times and has inspired millions of readers from all walks of life. Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thérèse’s own words from the original manuscripts.


Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Saint Teresa of Avila,David Lewis,Benedict Zimmerman

Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Title : Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • Author : Saint Teresa of Avila,David Lewis,Benedict Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Tan Books & Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9780895556035
  • Pages : 555
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

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. One of the most admirable women of all time! Nice large print. Impr. PB 555 pgs.