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 offers us an enduring revelation-that we can achieve an ecstatic love for God 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.
With Saint Teresa of Avila, Mirabai Starr presents a beautiful devotional reader that gives you a direct link to the living presence of this brave and gentle saint. Filled with the inspirational prayers Teresa used herself, translations of her most inspired writing, and stories from her remark-able life, this book is a small treasury of contemplations and living wisdom-perfect for any home shrine or spiritual library.