Who is Teresa of Avila?

  • (noun): Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582).

Teresa Of Ávila

... Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint ... 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 ...

Some articles on Teresa of Avila:

Miguel Asín Palacios - Works - Teresa of Ávila
... In a posthumously published article, Asín discusses Santa Teresa de Ávila (1515–1582) ... Teresa describes her spontaneous acquaintance with the castle image, López-Baralt infers that Sta ... Teresa's acquisition of the Islamic parallel was indirect, probably from a popular allusion that lay dormant within her for years, resurfacing later to help her communicate her mystical ...
Teresa Of Ávila - Portrayals
... Teresa" was painted in 1819–20 by François Gérard, a French neoclassical painter ... Saint Teresa was the inspiration for one of Bernini's most famous sculptures, The Ecstasy of St ... Teresa in Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome ...

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    O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
    Teresa Of Avila, Saint (1515–1582)

    O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
    Teresa Of Avila, Saint (1515–1582)

    There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in—that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
    —Mother Teresa (b. 1910)