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Interior Castle

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"While I was beseeching Our Lord to-day that He would speak through me, since I could find nothing to say and had no idea how to begin to carry out the obligation laid upon me by obedience, a thought occurred to me which I will now set down, in order to have some foundation on which to build. I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions." Thus begins Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, one of the most celebrated books ever written by a mystic on abiding in union with Christ. Writing in obedience to the requests of two of her superiors, the humble 16th century Spanish sister protests "...for the love of God, let me get on with my spinning and go to the other sisters...I am not meant for writing; I have neither the health nor the wits for it." However, in her pre-coffee-house conversational style, Teresa of Avila charmingly proves to her listeners that she does have the wits for conveying that "the most essential thing is that we should love God..." as she takes us by the hand and lead us on a visually beautiful spiritual journey into the soul, that Interior Castle where Christ abides, and where we may abide with Him in holy, intimate communion.


Narrator: Susan Denaker
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Teresa of Avila

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Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved of the Catholic saints. In 1562, during the era of the Spanish Inquisition, Teresa sat down to write an account of the mystical experiences for which she had become famous. The result was this book, one of the great classics of spiritual autobiography.  With this fresh translation of The Book of My Life, Mirabai Starr brings the inimitable Spanish mystic to life for a new generation, with contemporary English that mirrors Teresa's own earthy, vernacular Spanish, and that presents us with - four centuries after Teresa's death - someone we feel we know: a woman intoxicated with God yet filled with an overflowing love for the world.

©2007 Mirabai Starr (P)2018 Random House Audio

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The Way of Perfection

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A seminal work of Spanish mysticism, Teresa of Avila's The Way of Perfection describes the practices and qualities of a prayerful life devoted to Christ. Although it was written over 500 years ago solely for the nuns of her convent, her devotion continues to instruct and inspire believers today.

Public Domain (P)2009

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus


Teresa of Avila has impacted the hearts of men and women everywhere through her writings and teachings. Living in the 16th century, she dedicated her life to knowing Jesus Christ and seeking God through contemplative, mental prayer. Even in this modern 21st century, St. Teresa is still an example to many of what the divine life looks like.   This audiobook offers a vast look at the life of St. Teresa. Authored by her own hand, she details her life and experiences, along with her mystical encounters with God.    May you be truly blessed as you listen to this audiobook.

©2017 GodSounds, Inc. (P)2018 GodSounds, Inc.

Narrator: Evie Irwin
Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
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