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Saint Theresa of Avila (1515-1582)

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Saint Theresa of Avila was a prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun and writer of the Counter Reformation. She was also a theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. 40 years after her death, she was canonized.

Saint Theresa of Avila was also a writer with her seminal work El Castillo Interior which is an integral part of Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices also highlighted in her other work Camino de Perfeccion.







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