St. Teresa of Avila - The Mystic and Reformer
Mirabai Starr has created a beautiful and elegant series of prayers songs, and prose suitable for followers of any tradition in these lovely hardcover books. In each, Mirabai Starr has written a beautiful opening prayer and a few pages information on each of these inspirational figures to help us connect more fully with their writings and writings inspired by them. Each piece has been carefully selected to carry the power, beauty, and majesty that make each of these amazing figures so powerful in our lives.
"The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens us to love." —St. Teresa of Avila
Journey to the 16th century to discover the fiery passion of Saint Teresa of Avila, one of Christianity's most inspiring saints. A tireless reformer and the mentor of Saint John of the Cross, Teresa's greatest legacy is her revelation of ecstatic love for God—a love so powerful that it pierces the heart like a burning sword. Through illness, hardship, and persecution by the Inquisition, this courageous mystic lit the way with her unquenchable spirit to an "interior castle," a place of unimaginable beauty and light where no darkness can touch us.
Saint Teresa of Avila gives you a direct link to the living presence of this brave and gentle woman, to draw upon her strength in your own times of need.