La vida de Teresa de Jesús

[Epub] ➟ La vida de Teresa de Jesús Author Teresa of Ávila – Born in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515 Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty one Tormented by illness doubts and self recrimination she gradually came to re Born in the Castilian de Teresa PDF/EPUB Ä town of Ávila in Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty La vida Kindle - one Tormented by illness doubts and self recrimination she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation her spiritual enlightenment vida de Teresa ePUB ´ was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain Teresa always denied her own saintliness however saying in a letter 'There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity' This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece after Don uixote it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.La vida de Teresa de Jesús

John of the Cross de Teresa PDF/EPUB Ä a founder of the Discalced Carmelites In she was named a Doctor of the Church by La vida Kindle - Pope Paul VIBorn in Ávila Spain on March St Teresa was the daughter of a Toledo merchant and his second vida de Teresa ePUB ´ wife who died when Teresa was one of ten children Shortly after this event Teresa was entrusted to the care of the Augustinian nuns After reading the letters of St Jerome Teresa resolved to enter a religious life In she joined the Carmelite Order She spent a number of relatively average years in the convent punctuated by a severe illness that left her legs paralyzed for three years but then experienced a vision of the sorely wounded Christ that changed her life foreverFrom this point forward Teresa moved into a period of increasingly ecstatic experiences in which she came to focus and sharply on Christ's passion With these visions as her impetus she set herself to the reformation of her order beginning with her attempt to master herself and her adherence to the rule Gathering a group of supporters Teresa endeavored to create a primitive type of Carmelite From until her death Teresa struggled to establish and broaden the movement of Discalced or shoeless Carmelites During the mid s she wrote the Way of Perfection and the Meditations on the Canticle In she met St John of the Cross who she enlisted to extend her reform into the male side of the Carmelite Order Teresa died in St Teresa left to posterity many new convents which she continued founding up to the year of her death She also left a significant legacy of writings which represent important benchmarks in the history of Christian mysticism These works include the Way of Perfection and the Interior Castle She also left an autobiography the Life of St Teresa of Ávila.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • La vida de Teresa de Jesús
  • Teresa of Ávila
  • English
  • 07 July 2016
  • 9780140440737

10 thoughts on “La vida de Teresa de Jesús

  1. says:

    After reading The Cloistered Flame a fictional novel about Teresa I reread or rather re listened to this At first I accidentally recorded it under a different book by Teresa Got in too much of a hurry 😞 Will return to write an updated review Loved this just as much if not this time Also want to compare this to other translations of Teresa's LifeDecember 10 2009 Thank you Jane I have read reread listened to savored and thoroughly enjoyed this book I most highly recommend the audio version which I've been listening to in my car off and on for the past six weeks Teresa is of course herself engaging deeply and humbly insightful charming and humorous in a way that transcends centuries of time and cultural and linguistic differences Mirabai Starr's translation is both fresh and in line with conventional versionsOne observation however or word of caution I offer this rating and review as a Teresian devotee Those not so well versed in Saint Teresa's life story might do well to read this book in conjunction with a conventional biography of her Teresa isn't writing your usual run of the mill autobiography; nor for that matter is she much interested in telling her life story except as it relates to Him Whom she loves God As such this is a spiritual story and tends to wander off into some of the world's greatest known discourses on Prayer ever written It was some of these writings which led to her being declared the first woman 'Doctor of the Church' her official title being the 'Doctor of Prayer'This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to improve hisher prayer lifeI could hear Santa Teresa's voice in Tessa Bielecki's rendering of the audio text

  2. says:

    This is a review of the translation by E Allison PeersPeers writes a very interesting introduction about the sources and challenges of translating Saint Teresa of Avila I kept them in mind during my reading and indeed found the text to be vibrant and always racing forwards The manuscripts are available so Peers was able to rely on Teresa’s own handThe Life will read very differently to believers and those arrayed along the spectrum of doubt to disbelief I read it as a psychological study of someone who’s faith and illnesses led her to experience intense internal visions and perhaps served as a model for those who subseuently imitated her either unconsciously or in full knowledge that they were fabricating an experience She acknowledges that she is accused of averring raptures locutions ecstasies and visions for attention and one could read her claims to pursue humility and retreat as either sincere or a bit too insistent It does seem that her visions conveniently tell her that God supports whatever course she wants to take but is opposed by the hierarchy or that she professes to doubt herself On the other hand in a society where women’s roles were so limited I sympathize with whatever path she took to express her own powerful personality The book also makes interesting background for understanding the relationships among the different religious orders the range of commitment one could make to living in a convent malefemale religious roles and relationships at this time etc

  3. says:

    Great book Teresa of Avila was a woman of very modern sensibilities Her love affair with God is an integral part of this extraordinary autobiographyconfession There are the usual markers of the narrow mindedness of the contemporary culture in which she lived the pervasive religious fascism and fanaticism a fanaticism fostered and promoted by the Church's power through the mandate of the Inuisition the fear of the Devil's power to overthrow one's soul and the Devil's association with Negroes or Black skinned races Moors the intolerance for other religions Lutherans the abasement of women within the Church Yet for all of this it retains its sense of the modern due in no small part to Teresa's extraordinary skill in psychological analysis knowledge of Doctrine as well as Dogma Scripture and supporting texts such as St Augustine's Confessions and her use of Church politics and hierarchy to criticize the ecclesiastical structure and its ruling elite Despite her liberal sprinkle of self deprecatory remarks the reader will discover I think that St Teresa of Avila was an ambitious nun careful to hold herself apart from criticism by inviting it as a penance from God while carefully courting the favor of powerful interests to lobby on behalf of projects or persons she identified as true servants of God eventually obtaining what she desired enclosure in a stricter House which she founded and which was based upon poverty the convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Primitive Rule of St Joseph at Avila Readers may find her nested digressions excessive Still I think it was worth the effort to read about a woman who rose in prominence and influence at a time of great cultural and religious conservatism

  4. says:

    Teresa is a very special woman The story of her life as she wrote it is one of the great reads To read this book is to make a friend for life I like the one incident where she is tossed out of a coach into a muddy stream during a heavy rain and complained to God as she sat in the mud and water soaking wet And God answered her and said this is how he treated his friends Teresa was not one to be overwhelmed even by God and responded Well it is no wonder you have so few A great book to read

  5. says:

    The personality the unabashed passion of this woman makes me hopeful Such a brilliant jewel among the saints I love it

  6. says:

    For me this was a rather disconcerting readAs an atheist you can't entertain the idea that the continual visions and spiritual experiences Teresa reads are visitations from God there doesn't seem to be a 'conventional' explanation for what's going on Teresa is lucid enough to write a clear and intelligent account of her experiences her theology is complete and consistent and conveniently in line with the dogma that was current at the time So she is not raving mad I entertained the idea that she was deceiving herself but in the end that didn't seem to fit either So you become forced to accept a coherent madness that is alarming than the other possibilities I was so curious about this undeniable account of visions and experiences in someone otherwise lucid I did a bit of research the best fit I could find are accounts of temporal lobe epilepsy

  7. says:

    This is the book that St Edith Stein St Teresa Benedicta of the Holy Cross read in one sitting and which moved her to convert from atheism

  8. says:

    A summary teresa oh i am a mortal sinner i don’t deserve happiness and hopefully god dooms me to a fate of eternal damnation amengod lmao what was ur sin my child?teresa i looked in a mirror this one timeIn all seriousness it was a somewhat boring text but really does a lot to show how she weakened her own credibility with this constant self shame possibly for the sake of making her religious convictions palatable to men

  9. says:

    I am always rediscovering Sta Teresa She is the first of so many things in so many ways first woman Doctor of the Church first reformer of the Carmelite order first woman to found an order of men first modern ie post Inuistion western mystic and each time I reread her it's like the first time all over again at a new depth and with a new dimensionI was wary about this translation because the introduction is well froofy and kinda new age in a way that peeves me In my ideal world the translator is NOT an I presence in the work who tells you about her swami boyfriend slash guru or peppers her sentences with I love this so much I prefer a transparent translator like an overlay that enhances and makes the translated text visible for my new reading But in all fairness Mirabai Starr's translation work of Sta Teresa's autobiography does precisely this and she even brings up the subject of letting go of her her ness in the introduction You just have to wade through a lot of inclusive jargon that borders on post modern hippiedom in order to get to the searing glory of Sta Teresa's words which have clearly inspired and transfigured Starr'sI have to pace myself because the book is like molten gold or very fine champagne I don't want it to go to my head all at once With a one chapter per day limit I am both eagerly devouring and luxuriantly savoring the timeless words Gracias Teresa

  10. says:

    I was really looking forward to reading this book especially since she is my friend Ruth's favorite saint However as delicious as her seuences were about her revelations I just could not suare up Teresa's vision of earth with mine In her view the world is a place to eschew and to ultimately escape as full of temptation and vice I don't actually disagree with the amount of sin in the world however I do think we were put here to make the place better So with that in mind I have chosen to appreciate those parts of her story that I admire The founding of her religious order is fascinating she did the whole thing under the radar utilizing her own family funds and investing the funds in her cousin's name so as not to draw the ire of her superiors Then as if the situation was not difficult enough she saw in a rapture God telling her that the order should be poor This was to her a tremendous relief There is so much to be admired about Teresa even if I don't agree with her overall theology I choose to revel in those parts of her history Thank you Teresa

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