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Author: Teresa, of Avila Saint; Mirabai Starr
Publisher: Boston : New Seeds Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"She was the last person anyone would have expected to become a nun, yet she became one of the most celebrated nuns of all time. She was a brilliant administrator in a world where such vocations were all but closed to women. And above all, she combined an astonishing proclivity for ecstatic union with God with down-to-earth practicality and good humor. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582.
Teresa of Ávila.
Boston : New Seeds Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608374405
Named Person: Teresa, of Avila Saint; Teresa, of Avila Saint
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa, of Avila Saint; Mirabai Starr
ISBN: 9781590303658 1590303652
OCLC Number: 71552173
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xxxii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Induction --
Prologue --
My turbulent youth --
A child's passion for God --
Falling dangerously in love --
Our Lady of Grace --
Taking the habit --
Illness and patience --
Saint Joseph's cure --
Prisoner of the parlor --
Twenty years of turbulence --
Tears of conversion --
First favors --
The four waters --
The garden --
Lifting the bucket --
Joyful abandon --
The waterwheel --
The prayer of quiet --
The stream of holy madness --
The fragrance of virtue --
The prayer of union --
Divine rain --
Prayer of pain --
Advice to world leaders --
Sacred humanity --
Visions and voices --
A new life --
Resisting the gifts --
Spiritual voices --
A living book --
The perils of temperance --
His hands --
The beautiful wound --
Fire and water --
Holy water --
A glimpse of the underworld --
Divine disobedience --
Secret preparations --
Holy poverty --
Founding Saint Joseph's --
Divine friendship --
Flight of the spirit --
Beyond doubt --
Soul on fire --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Libro de la vida.
Responsibility: translated by Mirabai Starr ; foreword by Tessa Bielecki.
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"She was the last person anyone would have expected to become a nun, yet she became one of the most celebrated nuns of all time. She was a brilliant administrator in a world where such vocations were all but closed to women. And above all, she combined an astonishing proclivity for ecstatic union with God with down-to-earth practicality and good humor. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved of the Catholic saints. Her texts of spiritual instruction, such as The Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection, speak so plainly and eloquently about the interior life that they have become undisputed classics, studied by people of many faiths. In 1562, during the era of the Spanish Inquisition, Teresa sat down to write an account of the mystical experiences for which she had become famous. The result was this book, one of the great classics of spiritual autobiography." "With this translation of The Book of My Life, Mirabai Starr brings the Spanish mystic to life for a new generation, with contemporary English that mirrors Teresa's own earthy, vernacular Spanish, and that presents us with - four centuries after Teresa's death - someone we feel we know: a woman intoxicated with love for God yet filled with an overflowing love for the world."--BOOK JACKET.

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