St Teresa of Avila


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As today is the 430th anniversary of the death of St Teresa of Avila, we put before you….


AUTHOR-          Stephen Clissold

PUBLISHED-    Sheldon Press, London. 1979

FORMAT-          Hb, 272pp, illustrated, notes, index

CONDITION–     Used…ex-library stock, so expect library stamps / marks / stickers.
                         Dust-jacket, good condition, slight wear.
                         Book – good, sound & clean condition.


For more than 20 years Teresa led the devout but undemanding life of a 16th-century Spanish nun. Then she became aware of a vocation to return to the simplicity and austerity of the early Carmelite Rule.

She began to experience a disturbing series  of ecstasies, visions and interior voices counselling deeper spiritual perfection and practical ways of achieving the Reform.

In the teeth of agonizing self-doubts and the scepticism of friends and confessors, Teresa founded her first convent of ‘Barefoot’ or reformed nuns and at the same time began to analyse and record the mystical graces she recieved.

The Reform spread to the friars, and Teresa spent the rest of her life tirelessly travelling and founding convents. At the same time she continued to describe her personal experiences and to expound the successive stages of the mystic way. She also kept up an immense and varied correspondence which reveals her as one of the most warm-hearted, shrewd and gifted women of a remarkable century.

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