The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, Third Edition [Illustrated]

The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, Third Edition [Illustrated]

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This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents and linked Footnotes

Introduction to the Third Edition, by Rev. B. Zimmerman
St. Teresa's Arguments of the Chapters
Preface by David Lewis
Annals of the Saint's Life
I. Childhood and early Impressions — The Blessing of pious Parents — Desire of Martyrdom — Death of the Saint's Mother
II. Early Impressions — Dangerous Books and Companions — The Saint is placed in a Monastery
III. The Blessing of being with good people — How certain Illusions were removed
IV. Our Lord helps her to become a Nun — Her many Infirmities
V. Illness and Patience of the Saint — The Story of a Priest whom she rescued from a Life of Sin
VI. The great Debt she owed to our Lord for His Mercy to her — She takes St. Joseph for her Patron
VII. Lukewarmness — The Loss of Grace — Inconvenience of Laxity in Religious Houses
VIII. The Saint ceases not to pray — Prayer the way to recover what is lost — All exhorted to pray — The great Advantage of Prayer, even to those who may have ceased from it
IX. The means whereby our Lord quickened her Soul, gave her Light in her Darkness, and made her strong in Goodness
X. The Graces she received in Prayer — What we can do ourselves — The great Importance of understanding what our Lord is doing for us — She desires her Confessors to keep her Writings secret, because of the special Graces of our Lord to her, which they had commanded her to describe
XI. Why men do not attain quickly to the perfect Love of God — Of Four Degrees of Prayer — Of the First Degree — The Doctrine profitable for Beginners, and for those who have no sensible Sweetness
XII. What we can ourselves do — The Evil of desiring to attain to supernatural States before our Lord calls us
XIII. Of certain Temptations of Satan — Instructions relating thereto
XIV. The Second State of Prayer — Its supernatural Character
XV. Instructions for those who have attained to the Prayer of Quiet — Many advance so far, but few go farther
XXXVII. The Effects of the divine Graces in the Soul — The inestimable Greatness of one Degree of Glory
XXXVIII. Certain heavenly Secrets, Visions, and Revelations — The Effects of them in her Soul
XXXIX. Other Graces bestowed on the Saint — The Promises of our Lord to her — Divine Locutions and Visions
XL. Visions, Revelations, and Locutions

The Relations.
I. Sent to St. Peter of Alcantara in 1560 from the Monastery of the Incarnation, Avila
II. To one of her Confessors, from the House of Doña Luisa de la Cerda, in 1562
III. Of various Graces granted to the Saint from the year 1568 to 1571, inclusive
IV. Of the Graces the Saint received in Salamanca at the end of Lent, 1571
V. Observations on certain Points of Spirituality
VI. The Vow of Obedience to Father Gratian which the Saint made in 1575
VII. Made for Rodrigo Alvarez, S.J., in the year 1575, according to Don Vicente de la Fuente; but in 1576, according to the Bollandists and F. Bouix
VIII. Addressed to F. Rodrigo Alvarez
IX. Of certain spiritual Graces she received in Toledo and Avila in the years 1576 and 1577
X. Of a Revelation to the Saint at Avila, 1579, and of Directions concerning the Government of the Order
XI. Written from Palencia in May, 1581, and addressed to Don Alonzo Velasquez, Bishop of Osma,...

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BN ID: 2940013800519
Publisher: VolumesOfValue
Publication date: 12/07/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

"Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites.

In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus, and her seminal work, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), are an integral part of the Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection)." -- Wikipedia

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