The Way of Perfection
St. Teresa of Ávila
A famous classic that teaches a simple form of mental prayer by which to attain great spiritual progress in a short time. Explains the Our Father phrase by phrase, plus much more! Says God rewards our efforts far beyond what we deserve!
St. Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 at Avila, Spain, and her mother Beatriz was determined to bring her up as a good Christian. She attempted to find martyrdom by running away from home when she was seven, but was promptly stopped by her uncle. She later became a Carmelite nun and began to experience, while suffering from sickness, spiritual ecstasy as a result of reading Francisco de Osuna's Third Spiritual Alphabet. In 1599 she was convinced that she was actually seeing visions of Christ, which continued often for two years.
Teresa of Avila founded a good many convents, including at Andalusia, Palencia and Soria. She is also the author of The Interior Castle, The Way of Perfection, and an Autobiography. She died in 1582 at the age of 67, and was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. Her feast is celebrated on October 15.
Item No: 1516
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Paperbound Book
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 X 0.60
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By: St. Theresa of Avila
Way of Perfection. St. Teresa of Jesus, also known as St. Teresa of Avila, was
a Spanish Carmelite nun in the 16th Century who became a prominent mystic, writer,
and monastic reformer. The Way of Perfection is a great classic useful for anyone
wishing to develop his or her prayer life. St. Teresa structured the book in
three sections. The first describes the requirements for prayer: detachment,
humility, and love. In the second section, she develops these themes. The last
section includes an insightful analysis of the Lord's Prayer. This book offers
a method for growing in prayer and faith as proposed in wisdom by this well-loved
Doctor of the Church.
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