The Word Among Us

October 2014 Issue

Teresa of Ávila: Slayer of Dragons

Let this good-humored saint teach you how to overcome every obstacle.

By: Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm.

Teresa of Ávila: Slayer of Dragons: Let this good-humored saint teach you how to overcome every obstacle. by Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm.

St. Teresa of Ávila was one of the most earthbound mystics our Church has ever seen. She knew how to ascend to the heavens with the Holy Spirit yet never lose her footing on the earth.

This woman, who had deep spiritual insights, described prayer as nothing but an intimate sharing between friends. Rather than describe a...

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