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The life of St. Theresa of Avila
Transcript of The life of St. Theresa of Avila
Gowing up was fascinated with maryters and saints and would constantly read about them. So much so she tried to become a maryter at the age of 7.
The third of seven children, raised in a noble family.
Mother passed away in 1529- Theresa asked Virgin Mary to be her spiritual mother.
Teresa entered, probably in 1535, the Carmelite Convent of the Incarnation at Ávila
Her health collpased and during this time became a big believer in mental prayer.
After she recovered, she backed away from faith for a while till she had a religious awakening.
Carmeltic Reform comes from the revitazling of Carmeltic way of life and thought.
This section of religion pursay was focused upon poverty, peace, and the contemplative life.
The origin of the order can be traced to Mt. Carmel in Palestine. ,
The early Carmelites were hermits: they lived in separate cells or huts and observed vows of silence, seclusion, abstinence, and austerity. The first institution of Carmelite nuns was founded in 1452.
Adulthood and Death
Born in Avila, Spain on March 28, 1515
Died on October 4, 1582
Canonized on March 12th 1622, by Pope Gregory XV
Patronage: against headaches, illness, the death of parents, and many others.
St. Teresa was delcared a doctor of the church in 1970 by Pope Paul VI, the first woman to recieve this honor.
Spanish nun, one of the great mystics and religious women of the Roman Catholic church, and author of spiritual classics.
Overview of her Life
Post religious awakening, In 1558, Teresa began to consider the restoration of Carmelite life to its original observance of strictness.
Reform emphasized practice of “our vocation of reparation” for the sins of mankind
Opened up first convent of the Carmelite Reform. Convento de San Jose. Convent brought up a lot of hostility due to existence without endowment.
In 1567, Avila met Juan de Yepes, Carmelite priest. He imitated Carmelite Reform for the Men.
Despite poor health and great adversity, Teresa spent the rest of her life expanding the number of convents throughout Spain.
In 1575 there was a dispute that occurred between friars of the two sides of Carmelites, however, it was later resolved? She continued to journey through the land covering hundreds of miles, establishing convents; until one sad day fatal illness hit her en route to Avilla from Burgos and she passed away.
Teresa's ascetic doctrine has been accepted as the classical expostion of the contemplative life, and her spiritual reaings are amont the most widely read.
Life of the Mother Teresa of Jesus
Book of theoundation
Exclamation of the Sou
The way of Purification
A major shrine dedicated to her is the Convent of the Annunciation
Attributions: Habit of the Discalid Carmelites
Book and Quill
Arrow pierced heart
“Saint Teresa of Avila | Spanish Mystic.” 2016. Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed February 27. http://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Teresa-of-Avila.
“ST. TERESA OF AVILA :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).” n.d. Catholic News Agency. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=625.
Convento de San Jose