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Old Sep 21, '06, 8:46 am
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Default Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

hello, I am learning about Catholicism and I am trying to read about various saints, especially women saints. I find this uplifting and it gives me new perspective and inspiration, and a bit of strength in getting through my daily life, which is very complex right now. I've come across a few library books but I am hoping you can point me to some of the best sources, either her writings or summaries of her writings. Or anything the Church has written about her.
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Old Sep 21, '06, 10:32 am
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

"Teresa of Avila" by Marcelle Auclair.
Excellent biography.
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Old Sep 21, '06, 11:09 am
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, Volume One.

Its at Amazon.com and you can get it used for $7.00 or new for $13.95, just click on the link provide.

This book contains "The Book of Her Life", "Spiritual Testimonies", and "Soliloquies".

If you like that then you can move on to Volume Two and Volume Three.
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Old Sep 21, '06, 4:18 pm
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

St. Teresa is a Carmelite. You can read about her and the Carmelites at this great site:

http://www.carmelite.com/saints/other/index.shtml

You will also find St. Jon of the Cross's writings and info on St. Theresa, Little Flower.

You might like St. Theresa. Her book is all over the world called "Story of a Soul."
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Old Sep 21, '06, 10:30 pm
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

You can read these books FREE online at the below links:
The Life of St. Terese of Avila http://www.jesus-passion.com/Life_of...a_Contents.htm
(The home page gives links to lots of other FREE Saints writings)

The Way of Perfection
http://catholicfirst.com/thefaith/ca...perfection.cfm

The Interior Castle
http://catholicfirst.com/thefaith/ca...riorcastle.cfm

OR

http://catholictreasury.info/library.htm (Interor Castle)

OR

http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/ Click on "Saints Writings" on the left-hand side, just above "Hot Topics." This site is framed, so I can only link the homepage. This one has The Way of Perfection, and more by other Saints.

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Old Sep 22, '06, 9:04 am
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

Thanks to all of you who responded with book and online references. I will definitely go read them!
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

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"Teresa of Avila" by Marcelle Auclair.
Excellent biography.

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Old Sep 22, '06, 10:24 pm
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

Two good books:

St Theresa of Avila by John Beevers

Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay, S.M.
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Default Re: Recommend books on St. Theresa D'avila?

You can never go wrong reading the books that St Teresa wrote herself...I have read somewhere, that people who knew her, said that she wrote exactly the way she talked. I have learned so much from "listening" to her as I read her Life.
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