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St Teresa of Avila

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Sometimes known as Teresa of Jesus, St. Teresa was born in Avila, Spain in 1515. She joined the Carmelite order at the age of twenty.
St. Teresa, along with
St. John of the Cross, helped reform the Carmelite Order, both Friars and Nuns. She is the author of "Way of Perfection", "Interior Castle", and her own autobiography.
St Teresa's writings were considered by Pope Gregory XV and Pope Urban VIII to be equal to those of a doctor of the Church. She died at the age of 67. St. Teresa was the first woman to be given the title 'Doctor of the Church', in 1970, by Pope Paul VI. She is the Patron Saint of Spain. Her feast day is 15th October.

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Relic of St Teresa
 




St Teresa's Bookmark

(found in one of her books after her death)

Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things are passing
God alone is changeless
Patience gains all things
Who has God wants nothing
God alone is sufficient.



Christ Has No Body

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.

Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)