Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila

Born: March 28, 1515

Died: October 4, 1582

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Saint

Biography: Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer.

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