St. Teresa of Avila: The Book of Her Foundations A Study Guide

St. Teresa of Avila: The Book of Her Foundations A Study Guide

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by Marac Foley, OCD
     
 
The Book of Her Foundations is the least read, the least quoted, the least known of St. Teresa's works. Why this is so is probably because people do not think it is a spiritual book. But as you read on, you find that St. Teresa grew in holiness, not in spite of obstacles such as being entangled in lawsuits, mired down in disputes over dowries, tied up in

Overview

The Book of Her Foundations is the least read, the least quoted, the least known of St. Teresa's works. Why this is so is probably because people do not think it is a spiritual book. But as you read on, you find that St. Teresa grew in holiness, not in spite of obstacles such as being entangled in lawsuits, mired down in disputes over dowries, tied up in interminable bureaucratic red-tape, and having to deal with unscrupulous businessmen, but because of these difficulties. None of these challenges impeded her spiritual growth. This study guide will help us to see how Teresa grew in holiness in the marketplace as much as in the cloister, perhaps even more so. None of us has been called to found convents, but like Teresa all of us are called to practice virtue and grow in holiness within the fray of daily life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016660127
Publisher:
ICS Publications
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
547
File size:
591 KB

Meet the Author

Marc Foley is a Discalced Carmelite priest and prior of the Carmelite monastery in Washington, D.C.. He has written several books among which are: The Context of Holiness: Psychological and Spiritual Reflections on the life of St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul Study Edition, and The Love That Keeps Us Sane.

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St. Teresa of Avila: The Book of Her Foundations A Study Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
paintcat More than 1 year ago
Before beginning to read this book I was a little worried that I would like it. But as the chapters progress through all her foundings, one by one, I was able to see a Teresa I had not seen before. It amazed me all the hardships and trials with others that she had to go through in order to open new houses for her Community of Carmelites...and how well she seems to have persevered through even the most taxing scenarios. By the end of the book I was marveling at how much she had accomplished over her lifetime and how she grew through her trials. I certainly don't think I could have persevered as well without quitting early-on. Most of my Secular Carmelites who studied this book with me were pleasantly surprised by this book and were glad we had read and discussed it. CC, o.c.d.s.