I was not very clear with my answer. It may or may not be true about the priest telling her that. I also saw the mini series a few times, but I don’t remember that incident.
What I meant about it being true is that she and the nuns of her day did not receive holy communion very often. In St. Teresa’s case, she did not even receive it as often as every two weeks (a fortnight) and her spiritual advisor, Dominican Fr. Baron, recommended that she begin to communicate more often … at least once a fortnight. You can verify this here. Scroll down about 1/3 of the page. I tried to find it in my book, her Life, but it doesn’t have an index in the back, so I couldn’t put my finger on it. It may also have been mentioned in Way of Perfection. Again, I couldn’t find the precise reference, but I remember thinking how odd it was when I read it.
Ah, I found it, in her Life, as I suspected. After getting the Father’s name from EWTN’s article, I realized I should have looked much earlier in her book. It is in Chapter VII, where she says:
- This Dominican father, who was a very good man, fearing God, did me a very great service; for I confessed to him. He took upon himself the task of helping my soul in earnest, and of making me see the perilous state I was in. He sent me to Communion once a fortnight; [The Spanish editor calls attention to this as a proof of great laxity in those days—that a nun like St. Teresa should be urged to communicate as often as once in a fortnight.] and I, by degrees beginning to speak to him, told him about my prayer. He charged me never to omit it: that, anyhow, it could not do me anything but good.