Saint Teresa of Avila
(also called Saint Teresa of Jesus) was a Spanish Carmelite nun. She was a
reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the
Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites.
TERESA OF AVILA
Teresa of Avila was a writer. Her books, which
include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus, and
her seminal work, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), are
an integral part of the Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian
mysticism and Christian meditation practices .
In 1622, forty years after
her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV.