Sister Teresa: The Woman Who Became Spain's Most Beloved Saint

Sister Teresa: The Woman Who Became Spain's Most Beloved Saint

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by Barbara Mujica
     
 

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Spoiled with beauty, riches, and adoration, a young girl from Avila is sent to a convent by her parents to learn discipline, but discovers instead an unparalleled spiritual fervor—one so powerful as to be condemned as sinful by some.

She is Saint Teresa—known as a mystic, reformer and founder of convents, and the author of numerous texts that

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Spoiled with beauty, riches, and adoration, a young girl from Avila is sent to a convent by her parents to learn discipline, but discovers instead an unparalleled spiritual fervor—one so powerful as to be condemned as sinful by some.

She is Saint Teresa—known as a mystic, reformer and founder of convents, and the author of numerous texts that introduced her radical religious ideas and practices to a society suffering through the repressive throes of the Spanish Inquisition. In Barbara Mujica’s masterful tale, her story—her days of youthful romance, her sensual fits of spiritual rapture, secret heritage as a Jewish convert to Catholicism, cloak-and-dagger political dealings, struggles against sexual blackmail, and mysterious illness—unfolds with a tumultuous urgency. Blending fact with fiction in vivid detail, painstakingly researched and beautifully rendered, Mujica’s tale conjures a brilliant picture of sisterhood, faith, the terror of religious persecution, the miracle of salvation, and to one woman’s challenge to the power of strict orthodoxy, a challenge that consisted of a crime of passion—her own personal relationship with God.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468306132
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
02/26/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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