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The Interior Castle

Author : St Teresa of Avila
ISBN : 9781602062856
Genre : Religion
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Written in 1577 and first published in English in 1852, The Interior Castle is considered one of the greatest works of Catholic spiritual prose. A painting of the spirit within a Renaissance landscape, this allegory of the soul as a castle is both poetic and didactic. Written in address of women, this work describes the seven concentric groups of mansions within the soul, each aligned to one of the seven heavens, and here is the map which gently, and with love and prayer, leads the female spirit through war, fear, and humility, into the ultimate destination-the central court and a spiritual "marriage" to God. The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions. Her writings include The Way of Perfection and her autobiography, The Life of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

The Interior Castle

Author : Teresa of Avila
ISBN : 9781783362172
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El Castillo Interior or Las Moradas (trans.: The Interior Castle or The Mansions) was written by Saint Teresa of Avila in 1577 as a guide for spiritual development, through service and prayer. Inspired by her vision of the soul as a crystal globe in the shape of a castle containing seven mansions, which she interpreted as the journey of faith through seven stages, ending with union with God

The Interior Castle Or The Mansions

Author : St. Teresa of Avila
ISBN : 1605062979
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From Ash To Fire

Author : Carolyn Humphreys
ISBN : 0852446691
Genre : Religion
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This excellent introduction to one of the most important spiritual classics of the Christian tradition is now reprinted in a new edition by popular demand. Full of solid insight, keen intuition and wise counsel for the spiritual journey, the book situates St Teresa's work in the context of the Carmelite tradition and of a contemporary understanding of holistic spirituality. One chapter is devoted to each of the seven spiritual mansions of The Interior Castle. From Ash to Fire is particuarly useful for those who are at the beginning of the spiritual journey, but has many valuable insights for all readers. Carolyn Humphreys uses easy to follow, lay person's language to describe each spiritual stage, relating it to the corresponding human dimension. You may recognize yourself in many of her vivid examples that relate to everyday experiences. She delicately brings to light that 'authentic humanness comes through a person who is dependent on God and interdependent on others, ' and thus guides you along the way with sound advice. Carolyn Humphreys is a registered occupational therapist and a Secular Discalced Carmelite.

Saint Teresa Of Avila The Interior Castle A Study Edition

Author : Teresa of Avila
ISBN : 9780935216851
Genre : Religion
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The Interior Castle is more than a book. It is a powerful image of the mystery of the human person. It is the soul of St. Teresa of Avila, who journeys through the castle from one dwelling place to another mapping out a feminine, yet warlike, program for the Christian spiritual life. It is also the last book Teresa wrote: in 1577, five years before she died, she recorded, to the best of her knowledge, the experiences for which she praised God. Reading Teresa herself is indispensable. The authors of this study edition designed it as a springboard to reading and understanding Teresa’s text. They present a chapter of Teresa’s book, followed by a review of the progress of her thought and the principal ideas in each chapter. Next they give interpretive notes: doctrinal, historical, and sociological. Then because Teresa wanted her writings to be in harmony with sacred Scripture, they point out scriptural texts that support her ideas. Finally, the authors show how teachings of the present-day church demonstrate both how Teresa's basic notions were correct and how we can apply her principles to our times.

The Interior Castle

Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
ISBN : UCBK:C107356477
Genre : Christian life
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The Wisdom Of Teresa Of Avila

Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
ISBN : 0809137232
Genre : Religion
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The great mystic Teresa of Avila was, along with Catherine of Siena, a woman Doctor of the Church. These Sampler extracts from her masterpiece talk about the spiritual journey and about prayer as a mutual and growing friendship with God.

Interior Castle The Mansion

Author : St. Teresa of Avila
ISBN : 9781622780846
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Interior Castle, or The Mansions, is a guide for spiritual development through service and prayer. Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus, and her seminal work, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), are an integral part of the Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection).

The Interior Castle

Author : Saint Teresa (of Avila)
ISBN : 0809122545
Genre : Religion
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This 16th-century Spanish mystic is considered one of the most profound spiritual teachers in the history of Christianity. Father Kieran Kavanaugh, the editor of this volume, says in his introduction, 'The Interior Castle has come to be regarded as Teresa's best synthesis...'

From Ash To Fire

Author : Carolyn Humphreys
ISBN : 1565480406
Genre : Religion
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From Ash to Fire is a contemporary reading of Teresa's Interior Castle, an all-time classic describing the soul's journey toward transforming union with God. Humphreys devotes one chapter to each of Teresa's "mansions", i.e., steps along the path to union with God in prayer. Using examples and anecdotes of today's life situations, Humphreys makes the text accessible and easily understood by laypersons and "non-professionals". The book is therefore an excellent introduction to Teresa's classic work.

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