By Teresa of Avila, Otilio Rodriguez (Translator), Kieran Kavanaugh (Translator)
Includes means of Perfection, inside fortress, and Meditations at the track of Songs.
Includes common and biblical index.
This quantity comprises of Teresa's most well-liked works: the best way of Perfection and the internal Castle.
presently after writing The e-book of Her existence for her confessor, St. Teresa wrote the way in which of Perfection on the request of her nuns who have been desirous to find out about prayer and contemplation. all through this paintings she teaches her nuns approximately prayer and likewise teaches us.
towards the tip of her existence, after she had skilled either the religious betrothal and non secular marriage, Teresa wrote the internal fort, her personal panoramic view of her courting with God, from the bottom phases to the top. Teresa right here demonstrates her superb present for writing approximately that courting and attracting us to discover the opportunity of pursuing it.
in addition to those classics, quantity additionally comprises one in all Teresa's minor works, her Meditations at the track of Songs. contains basic and biblical index.
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32] Way of Perfection, ch. 3, no. 7.  See J. Ignacio Tellechea Idígoras, "Textos Inéditos Sobre El Fenomeno De Los Alumbrados, " Ephemerides Carmeliticae 13 (1962): 768-774.  See P. Tommaso della Croce, "Santa Teresa E I Movimenti Spirituali Del Suo Tempo," Santa Teresa Maestra De Orazione (Rome: Teresianum, 1963), pp. 30-36. Cf. D. De Pablo Maroto, Dinámica De La Oracion, p. 106.  See Life, ch. 26, no. 5.  See D. De Pablo Maroto, Dinámica De La Oracion, p. 107.  Way of Perfection, ch.
This chapter is very consoling for these latter. Chapter 19 Begins to discuss prayer. Speaks to souls unable to reason with the intellect. Chapter 20 How in different ways consolation is never lacking on the path of prayer. Counsels the Sisters to let their conversations deal always with prayer. Chapter 21 Tells how important it is to begin the practice of prayer with great determination and not pay any attention to obstacles set up by the devil. Chapter 22 Explains what mental prayer is. Chapter 23 Treats of how important it is for one who has begun the path of prayer not to turn back and speaks once more of the great value that lies in beginning with determination.
Ch. 20, no. 13.  Way of Perfection, ch. 1, no. 2.  Cf. , ch. 1, nos. 2, 5; ch. 3, nos. 1, 8; ch. 35, no. 3.  Life, ch. 25, no. 12. , ch. 25, no. 13.  Spiritual Testimonies, 3, no. 13.  Cf. Way of Perfection, ch. 21, no. 10; ch. 30, no. 4. , ch. 3, no. 9. , ch. 1, no. 2. , ch. 3, no. 1. , ch. 1, no. 2.  Ibid. For further details about Teresa and the Church, see Tomás de la Cruz, "Santa Teresa De Avila Hija De La Iglesia," Ephemerides Carmeliticae 17 (1966): 305-367.  For further information about these times, see my introduction to the Life in the Collected Works of St.