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The Interior Castle (A Vero House Abridged Classic)
     

The Interior Castle (A Vero House Abridged Classic)

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by Teresa of Avila, Benedictines of Stanbrook (Translator), Kenneth E. Nowell (Editor)
 

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(Edited for modern English, with minor abridgement.) She was born Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, in 1515, during Spain's Golden Age of discovery and conquest. But St. Teresa of Avila committed to a different--and greater--two-fold success: discovery of a soul's ecstatic union with God; and conquest of the worldly entanglements that jeopardize that

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(Edited for modern English, with minor abridgement.) She was born Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, in 1515, during Spain's Golden Age of discovery and conquest. But St. Teresa of Avila committed to a different--and greater--two-fold success: discovery of a soul's ecstatic union with God; and conquest of the worldly entanglements that jeopardize that unfathomable relationship. From her earliest years, Teresa knew her life would be offered to God. So, at seven years of age, the little saint and her brother tried to run away from home, seeking to spread Christianity, and risk martyrdom, in the land of the Moors. That spiritual dedication was never lost. In later years, fighting spiritual laxity, she reinvigorated her Carmelite Order, while establishing dozens of devout monasteries in Spain. She was known to miraculously levitate in ecstasy and to fast, seemingly, beyond the limits of human nature. She is most remembered, however, for her writings, which offer an unparalleled glimpse into the power of prayer and the sublime mysteries of Divine consolations. For these inspiring works, she was named Doctor of the Church. The Interior Castle is among her most popular writings because it offers a road map for a journey like no other: an expedition into the uncharted territories of the soul that seeks, in this life, union with God."

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“A gem of mystical literature made accessible and relevant to the modern spiritual seeker.” –Sharon Salzberg, bestselling author of Faith

“Mirabai Starr is revolutionizing our relationship with the great mystics. Her gorgeous translation of The Interior Castle is an instant classic. Starr has the poet’s ear and meditative depth to do perfect justice to Teresa’s priceless guide.” –Tim Farrington, author of The Monk Downstairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780997596021
Publisher:
Vero House Publishing, Corp.
Publication date:
06/01/2016
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

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From the Publisher
“A gem of mystical literature made accessible and relevant to the modern spiritual seeker.” –Sharon Salzberg, bestselling author of Faith

“Mirabai Starr is revolutionizing our relationship with the great mystics. Her gorgeous translation of The Interior Castle is an instant classic. Starr has the poet’s ear and meditative depth to do perfect justice to Teresa’s priceless guide.” –Tim Farrington, author of The Monk Downstairs

Meet the Author

Mirabai Starr is a professor of philosophy, religious studies, and Spanish at the University of New Mexico who has studied a wide variety of religious traditions including Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Mirabai is an accomplished translator and fiction writer who brings the sensibilities of both seeker and scholar to her translations. Her most recent work is the translation of St. John of the Cross's mystical writings, Dark Night of the Soul.

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Interior Castle 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should be read. It is one of my most favorite devotional classics. Read it slow, take your time. Open up and let it change your life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A much easier and understandable read than older translated version of the Saint's writings in Espanol.
EAG More than 1 year ago
This is a great exposition of the spiritual path for seekers from all walks of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an important classic devotional book in which Saint Teresa of Avila, the doctor of the Church wrote about the inner journey of the soul towards the divine union. Please read this book slowly, meditate on her inspired words, and allow yourself be touched by God's Love and be changed.
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