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St. Teresa of Avila
A definitive life of one of the greatest Saints of the church and one of the most appealing women of all time by a master writer. Immensely sane, witty, intelligent, charming and courageous, she is the reformer of the Order of Mt. Carmel, founder of many convents and monasteries, and is universally considered the greatest mystical writer of the Church, for which she was de ...more
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This is a perfect biography of St. Teresa. With ample quotations from her books and beautiful, accurate explanations of her thought, it has enough material for a meditation while still remaining hugely enjoyable to read. The characters are drawn as the real people that they were, and each one is unforgettable, from poor Father Julian to the one-eyed Princess of Eboli. Through it all Teresa's indomitable and practical spirit shines through, and the reader comes to love her as a dear friend. The a ...more
A graduate of Yale University, William T. Walsh was a Catholic historian, educator, and author. He received international attention for his biographies Isabella of Spain and Philip II. In 1941, he was given the Laetare Medal by the University of Notre Dame. In 1944, he was given Spain's highest cultural honor, the Cross of Comendador of the Civil Order of Alfonso the Wise, and also the 1944 Cathol ...moreMore about William Thomas Walsh...