"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.
“The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens us to love.” —Teresa of Avila
“As I read this magnificent book, I felt the familiar grace of Teresa of Avila sparkling all around me.” —Caroline Myss