Journey to the 16th century to discover the fiery passion of Saint Teresa of Avila, one of Christianity's most inspiring saints. A tireless reformer and the mentor of Saint John of the Cross, Teresa's greatest legacy is her revelation of ecstatic love for God's love so powerful that it pierces the heart like a burning sword. Through illness, hardship, and persecution by the Inquisition, this courageous mystic lit the way with her unquenchable spirit to an interior castle, a place of unimaginable beauty and light where no darkness can touch us. Saint Teresa of Avila gives you a direct link to the living presence of this brave and gentle woman, to draw upon her strength in your own times of need.
Teresa of Avila
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Saint Teresa of Avila (Devotions, Prayers & Living Wisdom) by Mirabai Starr
Mirabai Starr, herself a Divine Goddess, truly speaks as a sister of a beloved sister when she writes about and translates the words of Saint Teresa of Avila.
I adore this book (and its Series companions) for its compression, its friendly accessibility, and its format (it fits in my pocket, which is important for someone like me he wants to take Teresa/Mirabai everywhere he goes). With grace and seeming effortlessness, Starr lifts Teresa from the dust of history and brings her vibrantly and seductively to life. Her Teresa is so vivid! Triggered by this book, I've had visions of Teresa walking with me in my house, sitting down with me in the kitchen and offering inspiring counsel.
I bow down to this beautiful saint and her sister translator and fellow guide!
--Robert McDowell, The Poetry Mentor, is the author of Poetry as Spiritual Practice (Free Press, July 2008)...
This is a coffee table book. I bought it because I have been reading Mirabai Starr's translation of Teresa's Life and the Interior Castle. I hoped it would give me some devotional/prayer ideas for a weekend reflection I'm giving on Teresa of Avila. One thing about the quotations used is that they do not credit the exact location (page or paragraph) of the quote. I would prefer to be able to find the quotes more easily in the larger context. Overall, I love Mirabai Starr's translations!
There is something beyond the words in the book that reaches into your soul. Through her story of humble and strong character, may you see a relection of your own soul yearning to be closer to the divine spark.
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