Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila

Mystical Writings

The Crossroad Spiritual Legacy Series


204 Pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: May 1994

ISBN 9780824525040

Price: $19.95


This book is a lucid introduction to the life and writings of St. Teresa of Avila, with special emphasis on what makes Teresa a model for contemporary men and women. Teresa was a highly erotic woman, brilliant administrator, consumate diplomat, faithful lover, and an insightful observer of the human condition.

Author Biography

Tessa Bielecki is Mother Abbess of the Spiritual Life Institute,a Carmelite community with hermitages in Colorado, Nova Scotia, and Ireland. She studied for a career in international relations at Trinity College in Washington, D.C., before entering a monastery in 1967. Mother Tessa is actively involved in Buddhist-Christian dialogs and international initiatives exploring world peace and planetary survival. She is the author of Teresa of Avila: Ecstasy and Common Sense and Holy Daring, and publisher of Forefront,a quarterly magazine of contemporary spirituality.