The Life of St. Teresa

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(4.9 stars; 82 reviews)

Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author 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 a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross.

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 as she entails in her other important work, Camino de Perfección (trans.: The Way of Perfection). - Summary by Wikipedia (2 hr 18 min)


Girlhood 10:30 Read by MariaS
The Call of God 10:04 Read by MariaS
The Great Mistake 11:31 Read by MariaS
Christ or Satan? 11:39 Read by MariaS
Probation 12:30 Read by MariaS
The Divine Mission 11:34 Read by MariaS
Silence and Patience 12:15 Read by MariaS
St. Joseph's 14:33 Read by MariaS
Foundations 10:55 Read by MariaS
Prioress of the Incarnation 10:01 Read by MariaS
The Last Trial 12:08 Read by MariaS
The End of Sorrow 11:03 Read by MariaS


Excellent book.

(5 stars)

This is one of my favorite saints. Well read book, I loved it.

well read, nice overview.

(4.5 stars)

So much has been written about this amazing woman, invalid, religious leader, and writer. this summary is nice in that it keeps her relationship with the Catholic Church and intimate one with Christ in the forefront as Mover in all her choices and behaviors.

Excellent reading of a wonderful life

(5 stars)

I adore the life of saint Teresa of Avila. This audio of her life is an excellent read.

(5 stars)

great reading and reader. The ability to obey and to sacrafice are important in every age but particularly here and now.

what a life!

(5 stars)

Wonderful biography of a wonderful saint! Inspiring, uplifting, thought-provoking. The reader is excellent. Clear and good pace.

Excellent Writing

(5 stars)

The reader pronounced every Spanish word with perfect American accents.

(5 stars)

beautiful story about st Theresa. thank you librivox for the book.


(5 stars)

I enjoyed thoroughly. well read too