The Way of Perfection

The Way of Perfection

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by St. Teresa of Avila
     
 

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Translated & Edited by E. Allison Peers


El Camino de Perfección (trans: The Way of Perfection) is a
method for making progress in the contemplative life written by St. Teresa of
Ávila for the sisters of her reformed convent of the Carmelite Order
(Discalced). St. Teresa was a major figure of the Catholic

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Translated & Edited by E. Allison Peers


El Camino de Perfección (trans: The Way of Perfection) is a
method for making progress in the contemplative life written by St. Teresa of
Ávila for the sisters of her reformed convent of the Carmelite Order
(Discalced). St. Teresa was a major figure of the Catholic Reformation in 16th
Century Spain, and eventually was named the Doctor of the Church, while her work
became classic text in Christian spirituality, mysticism, especially in the
realm of prayer in Christianity, and Spanish Renaissance literature.


- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611980103
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
11/17/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
658,045
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author


St. Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 at Avila, Spain, and her mother Beatriz was determined to bring her up as a good Christian. She attempted to find martyrdom by running away from home when she was seven, but was promptly stopped by her uncle. She later became a Carmelite nun and began to experience, while suffering from sickness, spiritual ecstasy as a result of reading Francisco de Osuna's Third Spiritual Alphabet. In 1599 she was convinced that she was actually seeing visions of Christ, which continued often for two years.

Teresa of Avila founded a good many convents, including at Andalusia, Palencia and Soria. She is also the author of The Interior Castle, The Way of Perfection, and an Autobiography. She died in 1582 at the age of 67, and was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. Her feast is celebrated on October 15.

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The Way of Perfection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is writing to her sisters. Lessons for every Day life
George Crossland More than 1 year ago
Short and simple guide to live our lives by
Anonymous More than 1 year ago