Saint Teresa of Avila (Teresa of Jesus), Virgin, Mystic, and Doctor of the Church

Mass for the school children. Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Teresa of Avila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus.  Saint Teresa was a mystic, one who had deep experiences of prayer that enabled her to have visions.  She was known to have a very deep relationship with Jesus.  She once wrote, “We need no wings… Continue reading Saint Teresa of Avila (Teresa of Jesus), Virgin, Mystic, and Doctor of the Church

Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus), Virgin, Mystic, Doctor of the Church

Today’s readings: Romans 8:22-27 | Psalm 19:8-11 | John 15:1-8 Today we have the joyful memorial of Saint Teresa of Avila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus (but not to be confused with Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, also known as Saint Therese of Liseaux, whose memorial was earlier this month!).  Saint Teresa was… Continue reading Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus), Virgin, Mystic, Doctor of the Church

Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa was a virgin, mystic, nun, reformer of the Carmelite order, and, with Saint John of the Cross, foundress of the Discalced Carmelites. When she was a girl, her father sent her for a time to live in an Augustinian convent, until she became ill about a year or so later. During her illness,… Continue reading Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Today’s readings: Romans 8:22-27; Psalm 19:8-11; John 15:1-8 Saint Teresa was a virgin, mystic, nun, reformer of the Carmelite order, and, with Saint John of the  Cross, foundress of the Discalced Carmelites. When she was a girl, her father sent her for a time to live in an Augustinian convent, until she became ill about… Continue reading Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The story goes that one day, Saint Teresa of Avila was wheeling a cart across a bridge over the river. At one point along the bridge’s passage, a wheel of the cart got stuck in the planks, and Teresa had to wrestle the cart to get going again. In the struggle, the cart… Continue reading The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

St. Teresa of Avila, virgin and doctor of the Church

Today’s readings Saint Teresa was a virgin, mystic, nun, reformer of the Carmelite order, and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites. When she was a girl, her father sent her for a time to live in an Augustinian convent, until she became ill about a year or so later.  During her illness, she began to contemplate… Continue reading St. Teresa of Avila, virgin and doctor of the Church

Saint Teresa of Avila, virgin and Doctor of the Church

Today’s readings: Romans 8:22-27; Psalm 19:8-11; John 15:1-8 Saint Teresa was a virgin, mystic, nun, reformer of the Carmelite order, foundress of the Discalced Carmelites; over all a woman deeply devoted to her God – mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  She was of a large family, toward the end of the group of twelve children.  When… Continue reading Saint Teresa of Avila, virgin and Doctor of the Church