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BOOKLET - Teresa of Avila: An Ancient Mystic Who Helped Shape Today's Spiritual Formation Movement - SECONDS View larger

BOOKLET - Teresa of Avila: An Ancient Mystic Who Helped Shape Today's Spiritual Formation Movement - SECONDS

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By Carolyn A. Greene

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Properties 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" | Printed, bound on high quality paper
Pages: 18

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Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite nun who was born in Spain in 1515. As a young girl with an active imagination and great love for books, she was profoundly affected by her mother’s death, which left her emotionally empty. In despair, she threw herself before an image of the Virgin Mary and begged her to be her new mother. This extreme devotion to the Mother Mary soon gave way to an interest in fashion as her beauty blossomed. With it, the passion for reading, writing, and romance was rekindled. Teresa’s concerned father sent her away to boarding school at an Augustinian convent. However, when Teresa fell dreadfully ill with malaria, the nuns sent for her father who came to take her home. Recuperating from the serious illness and suffering from headaches, Teresa read a book given to her from her uncle called The Third Spiritual Alphabet by Francisco de Osuna, from which she learned the practice of the prayer of recollection.* Though previously not interested in reading about such things, her illness had transformed her into a more serious kind of girl. She soon learned to practice “the prayer of quiet,”** a state where the soul is completely absorbed.

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