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Quotes by "St. Teresa of Avila"

Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer in the Carmelite Order of her time and the movement she initiated, later joined by Saint John of the Cross, eventually led to the establishment of the Discalced Carmelites, though neither she nor John were alive when the two orders separated.

In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV, and on 27 September 1970 was 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 (trans.: The Interior Castle), are an integral part of Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices. She also wrote Camino de Perfección (trans.: The Way of Perfection).

Feast Day: October 15

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St. Teresa of Avila

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”

St. Teresa of Avila

Christ Has No Body But Yours

Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which…

St. Teresa of Avila

Let Nothing Disturb You

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all…

St. Teresa of Avila

Unanswered Prayers

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

St. Teresa of Avila

“What a great favor God does to those He…”

“What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people.”