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This intelligent, balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around Spain to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed.
|Product dimensions:||5.52(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.84(d)|
About the Author
Shirley du Boulay is the author of Beyond Darkness and The Road to Canterbury. She worked as a radio and TV producer covering religious and spiritual topics for the BBC.
Table of Contents
|Foundations by Teresa of Avila||x|
|Map of Spain Showing Foundations||xi|
|2.||The Convent of the Incarnation||15|
|3.||"That Stormy Sea"||34|
|4.||"Another and a New Life"||45|
|6.||St. Joseph's--Secret Preparations||75|
|8.||"The Most Restful Years of My Life"||102|
|10.||"A Friar and a Half"||136|
|11.||Toledo and Pastrana||147|
|12.||Salamanca and Alba||158|
|17.||"In My Father's House"||222|
|18.||Back on the Road||236|
|19.||The Last Foundation||247|
|20.||The Joy of God||256|
What People are Saying About This
A colorful and compelling journey into the heart of one of the greatest mystics of all times . . . a beautiful biography.
One leaves this book with a deep appreciation of who Teresa was. . . . A delightful read.
Accessible to readers of all backgrounds. The real Teresa comes palpably near in these pages.
"A clear, reliable account of Teresa’s remarkable life."