The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila By Herself

by St Teresa of Ávila

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ISBN:9780140440737

Genre:Mind, Body, Spirit / Non Fiction / Spirituality

Format:paperback

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Born in the Castilian town of Avila 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.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm